Ellie, 13-year-old Exmoor Pony

Injury: Soft tissue injury stifle. 

Left hind limb lameness (4/10) , localised to stifle by diagnostic analgesia.  No abnormalities radiography/ultrasonography. Presumed soft tissue injury to cruciate ligament and, or, meniscus. Financial pressures precluded arthroscopic. Poor response to rest and intra-articular injection corticosteroids. ​
Treatment with Lipogems®: Lipogems® procedure 12/07/16 with 5 ml harvested cells injected into femorotibial (lateral and medial) and femoropateallar joints.  Followed by 5 weeks of stable rest. 
Prognosis after Lipogems® treatment: At 5 weeks, no lameness when trotted in straight line and on lunge on right rein.  Slight residual lameness on left rein.  Plan to walk out for 4 weeks and review
Fully sound at 9 weeks, no evidence of lameness, and resumption of normal riding activities.

Case Study 3 - Medium to High Goal Polo Pony

5-year-old Warmblood, Eventer

Injury: May 2015 - Proximal suspensory ligament injury left fore - treated with local infiltration corticosteroids, returned to soundness and competed first part 2016 season. July 2016 - Lameness recurred with hypoechoic lesion ligament present in proximal suspensory ligament on ultrasonography. 


Treatment with Lipogems®:18th July 2016 - Infiltrated with 5 ml harvested cells 


Prognosis after Lipogems® treatment:Marked improvement in ultrasound appearance at 7 weeks. Horse continued walking rehabilitation before going back to full work.

Ultrasound scan before treatment

Lipogems  EQUINE

Murray Shotter, Lipogems Equine Consultant Vet updates us on Valentina,


“I was called out to see Pite Merlos’ pony Valentina in 2016, approximately three weeks after the injury occurred. It was a very bad superficial digital flexor tendon tear.


It has been brilliant; the horse is now back playing polo in the 18 goal and certainly Pite is preparing her for the high goal next year.


It was a potentially career ending injury and now it’s playing polo and looking really good.”


This ultrasound scan taken this year at a check up shows the regenerated SDF. 

Case Studies & Testimonials

Case Study 1 - Ellie

All Going Well for Gloria!

The success stories are rolling in thick and fast for our pony patients! Here is Gloria, a medium goal level polo pony, who is mid-way through a busy schedule of weekly chukkas, practices and polo games. Here is a lovely pic of him in the yard about to get ready for polo for the summer 2017 season.

Gloria's injury was a proximal suspensory desmitis forelimb. He was treated by Dr Tim Watson from Waterlane Equine Vets with Lipogems on 24 June 2016.

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Ultrasound scan after treatment

Case Study 2 - Gloria 

Case Study 4 - Warmblood Eventer

Congratulations Ellie!

We love hearing about success stories from our vets and pony patients. Fantastic to have an email arrive in our office today from a very happy duo:
Following Ellie's Lipogems treatment with Dr Tim Watson for recurring stifle lameness. This is her taking overall supreme at her first show since having the treatment done last year. To read about her story on HorseDVM website please click here