Biological Therapies

Biological Therapies
What are Biological Therapies?

Growth Factors are proteins that are found in our blood and play an important role in the intercellular communication in repairing lesions. Infiltrating or injecting Growth Factors directly into the lesion, accelerates and improves the process of cell regeneration and shortens the recovery time, in some cases by half.

In what cases are growth factors used?

Growth Factors can be used in any injured tissue. Thus, they are used in cases of Tendinitis (Achilles, Rotuliana, etc.), muscle injuries (fibrillation ruptures, muscular tears), pseudoarthrosis, fractures and cartilage lesions.

When are infiltrations performed? How many are performed?

In general, the time interval between infiltration should not exceed 21 days. In tendinous or muscular lesions  3 to 5 infiltrations are needed. When dealing with osteoarthritis, between 5 and 8 infiltrations per year are performed.  This is depending on the evolution of  pain.

How do you get Growth Factors?

To obtain Growth Factors a 10 ml blood extraction from the patient is performed, then centrifuged to separate the platelets from the rest of the cells. Approximately 3 to 4 ml of plasma rich in growth factors is obtained from every 10 ml of blood drawn.

How long does it take to carry out the infiltration? Where is it done?

The time to complete the entire procedure is approximately 40 minutes. Depending on the case, it can be done in the Drs office 

What is the recovery time after infiltration?

There is no recovery period after an infiltration. The patient can continue with their normal daily life.

What are the possible complications?

No adverse reactions or allergies have been reported. The only complication that may exist, as in any other injection, is infection at the site of infiltration.