Stem cells can differentiate into most tissue types. The cells help the injured tissue heal with strong and appropriate tissue and limit the amount of scar tissue. Stem cells can be collected either from adipose (fat) or bone marrow. Both types of cells must be sent away to be prepared. Adipose derived stem cells are processed and returned in 48 hours. Bone marrow derived stem cells are cultured and returned in 2-3 weeks. Once returned, the cells are injected into the injured area, ususally with PRP to provide additional growth factors. Commonly treated injuries include suspensory ligament desmitis, superficial digial flexor tendonitis, menisci of the stifle, and bone cysts.