Treating injury with growth factors

Written by: Dr. Homid Fahandezh-Saddi Díaz
Edited by: Top Doctors®

In a previous article I explained what are the growth factors, the plasma, the platelets ... and I already gave some vision about when this type of therapy can be used, a subject in which I go more deeply below.



At present, the administration of platelet-rich plasma (which in turn vehicles growth factors) has multiple indications in important pathologies, but the greatest effect is achieved when it has infiltrated within the first 48 hours after the injury:

- Fractures : help to increase the consolidation of the fractured bone.

- Chronic tendinitis : it is among the injuries that are most frequently treated with this therapy and with a higher rate of good results. I refer to injuries such as achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis and epicondylitis. Due to its capacity to revert in certain situations the local inflammatory phenomena and indirectly the pain.

- Muscular injuries : because in this case they accelerate the process of healing and repair of muscle tissue. It has been shown that the reappearance of an athlete can be shortened between 5 and 7 days, in addition to preventing future breaks and experiencing less pain, thanks to this type of treatment.

- Degenerative joint injuries : this is the indication with less scientific evidence, but pain relief and improved joint function are achieved. The results are encouraging because of the faculty of growth factors to stimulate tissue synthesis, from the injured articular cartilage and the synovial membrane that internally covers the joint capsule. At this point I must warn that tissues that have been infiltrated with corticosteroids, have a worse initial response to treatment.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Homid Fahandezh-Saddi Díaz

By Dr. Homid Fahandezh-Saddi Díaz
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Homid Fahandezh Saddi Diaz, graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Zaragoza. He did his residency in orthopedic surgery at Gregorio Maranon Hospital in Madrid. He specializes in hand surgery, microsurgery and pathology of the upper limb. His training has been conducted in centers of excellence are renowned as Northern Sanitarium in San Miguel de Tucuman (Argentina) with Dr. José Rotella (disciple of E. Zancolli) in the Kleinert Institute with Luis Scheker and Harold Kleinert, and the Pulvertaff Hand Center with Carlos Heras Palou.

He is a member of Unity and Upper limb arthroscopy Alcorcón Foundation University Hospital and Head of the Bank of bones and tissues of the center. He is Medical Director of Trauma and Madrid Masters in evaluation of bodily and psychological damage.

As recent international merits, he is co-author of two works awarded by the American Academy (AAOS) in surgical technique and coauthor of three original surgical techniques AAOS published in catalog.

His philosophy: Continuous training, research and development of minimally invasive techniques, supported by ultrasound guidance, which seek to reduce the surgical aggression and speed recovery of patients always seeking excellence in treatment.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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