To schedule an appointment with Dr. Franklin, please contact: 

Colorado Canine Orthopedics & Rehab

(719) 264-6666


5528 N. Nevada Ave. 

Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone: (719) 264-6666

© 2019 by Franklin Research and Innovation

Orthopedic Surgery

and 

Sports Medicine

Specialist

 

Samuel P Franklin, MS, DVM, PhD
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgery (Small Animal)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation (Canine)
ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Small Animal Orthopedics
 

Biography

Dr. Franklin earned his DVM cum laude from Colorado State University in 2007 followed by an internship at the University of Pennsylvania. He then moved to the University of Missouri to complete a small animal surgical residency and a PhD investigating the use of stem cells and bioabsorbable materials for replacing arthritic canine hips. Dr. Franklin was an assistant professor of orthopedics and sports medicine at the University of Georgia. At the University of Georgia he pursued his interests in minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, regenerative medicine, use of orthobiologics such as platelet-rich plasma and stem cells, and musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging. He has published over 38 peer-reviewed journal articles, seven book chapters, and provided over 60 presentations at national and international veterinary meetings. He is a board-certified diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and he is an ACVS Founding Fellow in the field of Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery.

Publications

Over 38 peer reviewed publications and more in progress; Dr. Sam Franklin is committed to advancing the health of our canine companions

 

Clinical Research Trials

Canine Hip Arthritis Clinical Trial

Currently enrolling patients for the following study:

 

Study to Compare Intra-articular Autologous Protein Solution and Hyaluronan plus Triamcinolone to Improve Lameness in Dogs with Hip Osteoarthritis

Clinical Research Trials

Canine Hip Arthritis Clinical Trial

Currently enrolling patients for the following fully funded and paid clinical study:

 

Study to Compare Intra-articular Autologous Protein Solution and Hyaluronan plus Triamcinolone to Improve Lameness in Dogs with Hip Osteoarthritis

If your dog has hip arthritis, they may be a great candidate for this study!

We are pleased to announce the completion of our most recent clinical trial and publication of results!

 

A Pilot Study Assessing Treatment of Canine Hip Dysplasia Using Autologous Protein Solution. 

Key take always include:

  • Hips receiving Pro-Stride APS improved significantly more than saline control hips by a factor of 1.5 (p=0.0005)

  • APS hips bore significantly more weight than saline hips at day 28 (p<0.05)

  • Significant improvement was noted by owners in pain, function, and mobility at exercise using validated questionnaires.