Improving Joint Function
Some of the most common conditions addressed by equine veterinarians involve lameness originating from joint pain. Historically, treatment focused strictly on pain management, reducing inflammation, and mitigating symptoms.
Newer regenerative and biologic products are providing an alternative to symptomatic treatments with hopes of actually addressing the underlying causes.
Spryng helps to restore missing and damaged cartilage mechanics, which are common causes of osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease.
Once injected into the affected joint, Spryng helps to reinforce and protect the cartilage surface from daily wear and tear. This long-term protection is also safe for your horses of all ages and metabolic conditions.
How Spryng Intra-articular Injections Work
The compound within Spryng injections is made up of two naturally derived proteins, which are collagen and elastin, as well as one carbohydrate.
While in the manufacturing process, these molecules will assemble themselves while being stabilized and sterilized. This will create a matrix that can be easily molded and is also insoluble.
These particles will then have the ability to form a sponge-like cushion that can be shaped to fill the synovial space.
The resulting biomaterial will then be able to mimic the natural function of the cartilage by absorbing and releasing synovial fluid as your horse moves and the joint experiences impact.
What joints can Spryng be used on?
There are a number of joints that Spryng can be used on. Some of the most common include stifle, hock, fetlock, coffin, and shoulder. There have been no known adverse effects with use on other joints.
Can the same joint be injected more than once?
The same joint can be injected multiple times if deemed necessary. Once the joint has been injected, the results may be long-lasting depending on the specifics of your horse's condition.
Can more than one joint be treated at the same time?
Yes. If your vet determines that your horse has more than one joint experiencing a similar condition they may recommend Spryng as treatment for each of them.
How long will it take to see improvement?
The time it takes to see a response will vary between horses but we commonly see a difference within 7 to 14 days.