BIOLOGICAL THERAPIES IN ORTHOPEDICS
STEM CELL THERAPY
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can give rise to various types of cells of skeletal tissues, such as cartilage, bone, muscle and fat. These have been used to treat multiple joint diseases with special utility in patients with osteoarthritis.
With shock waves, the same objective and similar or better results than surgery are sought through a non-invasive system that avoids the possible complications and discomfort of a surgical procedure, is a reality through the use of shock waves.
This system has gained solid worldwide recognition due to consistently good results from controlled and uncontrolled clinical studies in the treatment of plantar fasciitis, epicondylalgia, shoulder tendinopathies and pseudarthrosis. Its applications in physical therapy, pain management, trigger points and muscle spasm relaxation are another widely accepted application with excellent clinical results.
In the blood that runs through our veins and arteries we find different groups of cells, among them, red blood cells (erythrocytes) mainly responsible for oxygen transport, white blood cells (leukocytes) responsible for defending the body and platelets that are fragments of stem cells and act in blood clotting and inside them have proteins called growth factors that have regenerative, anti-inflammatory and cell regulation functions.
The factores de crecimiento in medicine they are used for multiple purposes and in orthopedics they have shown excellent results for more than 20 years. This therapeutic tool is very useful in patients with several failed treatments.