We've heard it so often that we don't question it and it's become part of the fabric of our mantra. Once you have scar tissue, it's there forever. We're hoping to prove that may not always be the case.
The reason this has even come up is that it was brought to our attention that Monte (yes, that Monte), our original Cytowave rescue horse, had so many tears and scar tissues, they played with the idea of putting him down. But upon reviewing his scans after he was treated, it was noted that not only did he recovery quite nicely (he's barrel racing now), it appears that there is something else going on with this legs.
We're hoping this year to really be able to research EXACTLY what and how Cytowave heals and to what extent we actually create new tissue (instead of scarring) is formed, as several veterinarians have suggested. Stay tuned.