Veterinary rehabilitation tips learned from human medicine

June 25, 2018

Dr. Matthew Brunke is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and practices rehab, acupuncture and pain management in the Maryland area. For more information check out

Stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma applications can be used across disciplines.

As those in the realm of human medicine learn more about solving problems associated with athletic injuries, the same methods can be applied to veterinary patients, says Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Matthew Brunke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRP, CVPP, CVA.

For example, he says that fewer white blood cells are needed for the effective use of platelet-rich plasma, neutrophils not being required.

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"That's something that we wouldn't have learned if we didn't have our human counterparts to help us out," he says.

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