Stem cell implantation therapy is used to treat traumatic and degenerative diseases, including osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal injuries. By using stem cells derived from adipose (fat) tissue, damaged tissue can be repaired. Because stem cells can turn into many cell types as they develop - bone, cartilage, muscle, etc. - they are capable of regenerating numerous types of tissues. This therapy has so far proved very successful for both horses and companion pets. Dr. Bates is certified to perform stem cell therapy via Vet-Stem for orthopedic and arthritis-related problems.