Sport growth factors

Specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery

The plasma rich in growth factors is an innovative technique to treat injuries that has become popular due to its use in elite sport. Growth factors are proteins found in our blood and have the ability to accelerate tissue regeneration. It involves removing blood from the patient and centrifuging to isolate platelet-rich plasma fraction. These are activated for proteins that then injected through an infiltration into the areas to be treated are released. To infiltrate the injury, it accelerates and improves cell regeneration process by shortening recovery time, in some cases by half. Growth factors for sport can be used on any injured tissue. Thus, used in cases of tendinitis, muscle injuries, fractures or cartilage lesions. The number of injections depends on the type of injury, but the time interval between them should not exceed 21 days.

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