The use of plasma rich in growth factors has become a technique increasingly used in various fields of medicine. Since its inception in use in sports medicine and dental implants in the mid-80s, gradually it has expanded its field of use in clinical specialties. The power cell tropism for certain tissues, attributed to growth factors, has currently talked of a new medical discipline as Regenerative Medicine. Not only has experienced an ever increasing boom in various medical specialties, but simultaneously has increased exponentially types and methodology for obtaining application forms even for the same pathology. So much so that now its use has exceeded the capacity to produce scientific evidence for successful clinical application.
Part of the book: Plasma Medicine
The use of plasma growth factors is opening a new field of clinical application in medicine, developing a new discipline called regenerative medicine. In many fields such as traumatology, dental implantology or anesthesia, the use of this biotechnology is improving the quality of life of patients, through techniques that are not invasive but with extraordinary functional results. A discipline where this type of procedure opens an interesting field of application is undoubtedly neurology, especially those processes of ischemic or hypo-anoxic origin such as cerebral palsy, where recent studies point to an improvement of cognitive abilities in patients, together with specific neurorehabilitation therapies.
Part of the book: Cerebral Palsy