Growth factors are proteins found in blood plasma and in platelets, a number of over three hundred proteins are responsible for the maintenance and repair of tissue damage that form the organs of the human body.
Growth factors, Nobel medicine prize
They were discovered in the fifties and awarded several times for the Nobel Prize in Medicine since the therapeutic importance of his discovery and application in: wounds, fractures, skin ulcers, corneal ulcers, traumatic and degenerative cartilage injuries, arthritis, tendons, discs Intervertebral, etc.
Its application in Regenerative Medicine begins in 1999 and the hand of dentistry and oral implantology is spreading rapidly to many medical specialties, in particular traumatology and sports medicine due to efficiency, speed and security in the healing of injuries for efficient growth of damaged without adverse effects tissues (as it is obtained from the patient's own blood) and by acceleration of cell reproduction, the movement of these new cells to the site of injury and attraction or call that these factors exert on stem cells.
Currently, its production process and application has been developed to produce not dangerous or undesirable effects, and for this reason, the International Olympic Committee stated as dopant and the Spanish Medicines Agency said the PRP (Rich Plasma proteins) "medicinal product".
Such medical significance have growth factors and their application already published over 1,000 medical quality articles in prestigious journals on this subject. Sports mutuals and public and private health have adopted and implemented this treatment due to the decrease in sick days and the ability to prevent or slow down the implementation of costly and risky surgical techniques. Barcelona Traumatology Institute for Regenerative Medicine has exemplary facilities with laminar flow chamber sterile dressing room and on our experience in the past six years, our permanent teaching and application of R & D, the institute is a reference in all Spain receiving patients across geography and the rest of Europe