The growth factors are proteins that are inside the cells at the level of the cytoplasm and that, have an important activity of stimulation on the regeneration of the organic tissues , besides an important anti-inflammatory effect. Nowadays it has become an alternative of wide application in medicine and the technique has been simplified.
Application in Rheumatology
In the rheumatological field, growth factors are used in degenerative processes (chondromalacia, chondropathies, tendinosis) or in early stages of osteoarthritis. The spontaneous evolution of degenerative processes is always progressive, for this reason, what is intended is to stop or delay this wear by the influence on regeneration and inflammation. All this aims to avoid or delay surgery.
The application of growth factors is done directly in the affected area. The Platelets are the body's cells most rich in growth factors. The technique is based on obtaining a concentration of platelets where the non-active growth factors are, and by applying calcium chloride proceed to the activation of them. Subsequently, the plasma with the activated factors is applied in the area to be treated. There are no problems of tolerance , since the factors are the patient's own and there is no problem of rejection, this is the great advantage and ease of application of this new technique.
80% of responses are favorable
During the last four years we have found that the results in terms of improving the resistance of cartilage, reducing inflammation, reducing or suppressing pain and suppressing or delaying surgery are around 80%.