A new treatment that acts by stimulating the repair of the tissues of the knee affected by osteoarthritis, allows the patient to improve this condition and remain without relapses for about two years. The technique uses proteins that are extracted from the patient's own blood, which are known as growth factors, and that when injected into the damaged knee are able to stimulate cellular repair of tissues, significantly reducing the limitation of mobility that patients with knee osteoarthritis suffer, a very prevalent pathology, especially in elderly people.
The technique uses proteins that are extracted from the patient's own blood, and that when injected into the damaged knee are able to stimulate the cellular repair of tissues
This therapy, whose cost at the moment neither Social Security nor private insurers cover, applies it in the Advanced Medicine Center (CMA) of the Virgen del Mar Clinic in Madrid, and has obtained good results in the majority of treated patients. -Only five percent have not presented a significant improvement after treatment-, which in some cases have managed to be up to six years without discomfort.
The medical director of the CMA, Vicente Díez, explains that the therapy is carried out in only four sessions, which does not require special preparation and it is only recommended not to force the knee on the day of treatment and that, when the patient suffers a relapse, it is not necessary to repeat it completely, but a dose of remembrance is applied.
Arthrosis is a degenerative disease that currently has no cure, and the treatments available are aimed at reducing the symptoms and discomfort caused by the patient. Therefore, a therapy that favors the recovery of damaged tissues would help reduce the pain and disability that causes those affected. In short, a team of CMA researchers will begin a study with 40 volunteers, to evaluate the results of this regenerative therapy - currently applied at this center to about 150 people each year - in a specific group of patients with characteristics Similar.