Not All Hydrogels Are The Same

2.5% PAAG products, although often considered equal, have clear differences in composition, manufacturing and injection techniques as well as their ability to interact with surrounding tissues.

Ultimately these characteristics determine the safety and effectiveness of each hydrogel.

Arthramid® Vet 2.5% PAAG Hydrogel is a pioneering treatment. Implanted into the joint itself, rather than simply mask pain, it defies conventional treatments by restoring function and movement to joints.

As a cutting edge treatment, Arthramid® Vet is trusted by owners, veterinary professionals and trainers alike.

Why Use Arthramid Vet 2.5% PAAG?

Arthramid Vet (AV) is a unique and patented hydrogel consisting of 97.5% sterile water and 2.5% polyacrylamide. This combination results in a gel similar to hyaluronic acid in structure and tissue compatibility, but with a superior and longer lasting effect, as it integrates into the joint itself and is non-degradable.

AV is elastic and viscous in nature, ideally suited for injection into the joints of animals providing an innovative and safe solution to veterinarians. Arthramid Vet is supplied in a sterile pre-filled 1ml syringe sealed with a Luer lock fitting.

AV is used to treat non-infectious causes of joint lameness in animals, including both early and late stages of osteoarthritis (OA). OA can be caused by traumatic injury or usual wear and tear which causes the joint to become inflamed. As the cartilage or cushion between the joints breaks down, pain, stiffness, and swelling develop, causing lameness.

Lameness remains the most common cause of reduced performance in the equine industry. In addition to pain reduction, treatment should also serve to arrest or slow down the progression of lesions allowing for disease modification. It is now well recognised that the OA disease process starts with the disease in the synovial membrane and that inflamed synovium is an essential component in the pathogenesis, with it almost always being present in cases of OA.

As part of the OA complex, the elastic and viscous nature of the synovial fluid is abnormally low. Furthermore, the synovial membrane becomes a source of inflammatory products which contribute to the progressive degradation of the joint over time.

Studies have shown disease-modifying effects as Arthramid® Vet integrates into the synovial membrane, stabilising the joint capsule, and increasing elasticity, which, in turn, reduces the onset of synovitis and its harmful effects. The formation of rejuvenated synovium improves the nature of the synovial fluid within the joint itself.

Additionally, Arthramid® Vet essentially causes a ‘cushion-like’ effect of the joint and increases glide which allows for the preservation and/ or even regeneration of the joint cartilage contributing to reducing the pain of synovitis and OA, and ultimately restoring the joint function.

Testimonials

Dr Marcus Allan

TAURANGA VETERINARY SERVICES LTD,

NEW ZEALAND

Arthramid has been a great option for horse owners of all levels to provide effective osteoarthritis management.”

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Dr Marcus Allan

TAURANGA VETERINARY SERVICES LTD,

NEW ZEALAND

I manage horses that compete in a variety of disciplines and with the owner abilities ranging from novice to professional. As such, owner expectations vary markedly for managing the joint disease their horse may have. For example, cases of osteoarthritis typically seen can be early onset or be chronic in nature, and ranging from mild to severe. Patient age can be as young as 3 to over 20, and suffering from other disease processes such as endocrine issues. Managing client expectations is a challenge and an art. Finding the best solution for the client is the intended outcome and is not always easy to achieve.

Arthramid Vet enables me to effectively manage joints that have mild, moderate or severe osteoarthritic changes for a prolonged period of time and with very little chance of having an adverse reaction, even in those patients with other disease processes occurring concurrently. This provides peace of mind for the owner and myself. It also works out to be financially viable in the long-term. Arthramid has been a great option for horse owners of all levels to provide effective osteoarthritis management.

The longevity of effect and owner perception of arthramid not being a bioactive drug, are by far the biggest benefits. I would definitely recommend Arthramid Vet.

Arthramid has been a great option for horse owners of all levels to provide effective osteoarthritis management.”

Dr Kim McKeller

AK & K EQUINE SERVICES

BALLARAT, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

I have now been using Arthramid Vet for years treating TB’s ,SB’s and equestrian horses. It’s simply the best treatment we have for arthritis.”

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Dr Kim McKeller

AK & K EQUINE SERVICES

BALLARAT, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

I manage horses that compete in a variety of disciplines with owner ability ranging from novice to professional. As such owner expectations vary markedly for management of joint disease their horse may have. Cases of osteoarthritis typically seen can be early onset or be chronic in nature, ranging from mild to severe. Patient age can be as young as 3 to over 20, and suffering from other disease processes such as endocrine issues. Managing client expectations is a challenge and an art. Finding the best solution for the clients needs is the intended outcome and not always easy to achieve.

Arthramid Vet enables me to effectively manage joints that have mild, moderate or severe osteoarthritic changes for a prolonged period of time with very little chance of having an adverse reaction, even in those patients with other disease processes occurring concurrently. This provides peace of mind for the owner and myself. It also works out to be financially viable in the long-term. Arthramid has been a great option for horse owners of all levels to provide effective osteoarthritis management.

The longevity of effect and owner perception of arthramid not being a bioactive drug, are by far the biggest benefits. I would definitely recommend Arthramid Vet.

I have now been using Arthramid Vet for years treating TB’s ,SB’s and equestrian horses. It’s simply the best treatment we have for arthritis.”

ALL TESTIMONIALS

Precision Medicine

  • Studies show over 82.5% of horses respond with a successful resolution of joint lameness.
  • Meets Animal Welfare Concerns; Arthramid Vet is not simply a lubricant or painkiller. Its a unique biomedical technology that helps heal and restore the joint to healthy function.
  • Made to Last; When compared to traditional treatments for joint lameness, research shows that Arthramid Vet is better and lasts longer with proven efficacy for up to 1- 2 years.
  • One of A Kind; Arthramid Vet’s unique and patented IL-X Cross-Linking technology makes it the safest and most effective Polyacrylamide (PAAG) Hydrogel available.

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