[Watch Dr. Flynn summarize his experience with the IoniCare System.]
"1: Positive results treating lower limbs
My experience with the IoniCare System has demonstrated positive results in the treatment of injury and lameness involving especially the lower limbs i.e. carpus and tarsus to the feet. The majority of cases are related to an active joint inflammation and degeneration due to the rigors of athletic competition.The initial response to treatment usually occurs within the first thirty days, but two to three months of treatment is recommended in order to assure a more satisfactory result. In addition, the System is especially useful as an adjunct to joint and systemic injections.
2: Successful treatment of coffin joint and fetlock lameness
The most common lameness that occurs in performance horses involves the front feet, and more specifically, the coffin joints with secondary involvement of the fetlocks. When there is attending heel pain, the fetlock joint becomes active as a result of a toe-first landing pattern of the foot.
Hundreds of cases of bilateral lameness, involving the coffin and fetlock joints have been successfully treated with the System. It is important to note that in a significant number of cases success was achieved after joint and systemic injections were unrewarding.
3: Reversing acute inflammation
The System has also been found effective in reversing the acute signs of inflammation in other joints such as the carpus, tarsus, and fetlocks, in both racing and performance horses. Joint fluid accumulation rapidly dissipates with reduction in heat and pain that is followed by a restoration toward normal function.
Treatment with the System appears to increase circulation and resolve bone and joint inflammationat the site of injury.
4: Accelerated healing of tendon and ligament injuries
Common tendon and ligament injuries of the lower limb respond very well to the System. Great success has been noted with front fetlock annular ligament lameness. Significant reduction in the size of ligament and tendon structures is found with faster end-point healing time and restoration of normal function."
[Watch Dr. Flynn discuss ligament and tendon injuries.]
Daniel V. Flynn, VMD, Georgetown Equine Hospital, Charlottesville, VA. [Learn more about Dr. Flynn.]
"Soft tissue injuries in racehorses often frustrate owners, trainers and veterinarians with a slow rate of healing and frequent re-occurrence. I have observed encouraging outcomes on both upper level event horses and TB racehorses with focused rehabilitation and maintenance programs utilizing the IoniCare unit. Clinical and ultrasound findings both support these observations. Definitely worth a try!"
Kathleen Anderson, DVM
October 31, 2013
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"I have used the IoniCare System on several cases. Most recently a filly with a deep digital flexor tendon lesionwith adhesion to the navicular bone. Prior to using the IoniCare System she was on anti-inflammatories, in special shoeing, and still showing signs of lameness. With the addition of the IoniCare System to her regimen, she improved enough to come off the anti-inflammatory medications and go back to work. View Details...
Another case I used it on was a gelding with Chronic Laminitis. We treated him with the IoniCare System for 6 weeks. During the IoniCare treatments, he was off medications and growing foot well. I think the IoniCare System significantly helped his recovery. View Details..."
Scott E. Morrison, DVM
October 19, 2012
"A three year old cutting horse gelding of mine had repeatedly come up lame with an insertional desmopathy and sesamoiditis involving his right hindlimb. He would improve with rest but lameness would recur within two weeks of restarting training. After two recurrences, bone marrow aspirate concentrate was injected locally, and a convalescence program was started.
After 4 1/2 months minimal lameness remained but suspensory ligament healing was not commensurate with expectations based on other cases similarly treated. IoniCare therapy was started at that time, totaling 134 hours over the next 3 1/2 months. At the next evaluation just under three months later, noticeable ultrasonographic improvement had occurred, and lameness was absent. The exercise program was expanded and the horse was returned to training three months later. Eight months after starting IoniCare therapy the horse remained sound in full training, and was ready to start active competition.
Although the ultrasonographic appearance of the suspensory branch did not become totally normal, it was considerably improved, and function remained normal. I really believe the IoniCare therapy enhanced resolution of this chronic problem, which is often career ending. This horse will continue to receive post-workout IoniCare therapy as his training and showing progresses."
Gayle W. Trotter, DVM
September 29, 2013
"It is my pleasure to communicate my clinical experience with the use of the IoniCare System 3. I consider that this system is very effective in the therapeutic field for different pathologies, obtaining positive results in all of the cases I have used it for. It is a new alternative for non invasive therapies in the area of sports clinic where horses present a great number of pathologies. Being used in fractures of bone tissue, such as fractures of the main metacarpal of the third carpian bone, and pathologies of soft tissue such as of the superficial flexor tendon, navicular syndrome with interfalangic lesions."
Dr. Julio A. De Jesús L., Médico Veterniario
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NOTE: The opinions and experiences expressed are solely those of the authors. Individual results may vary.
Actual results depend on a variety of factors including: