St Minerva

“St Minerva” is a 4 year-old thoroughbred filly who suffered a large tendon core lesion extending for approximately 80% of the length of the metacarpus.Given the severity of the injury the option of treatment with Autologous adipose derived stem cells was undertaken.This treatment with adult derived mesenchymal stem cells which were injected systemically via intravenous injection as well as by direct ultrasound guided injection into the core lesion.The filly then commenced a strictly controlled exercise regime and re-examined 4 weeks from treatment showing significant improvement to the core lesion and filled with echogenic tissue.