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Orthobiological Treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma

Orthobiological Treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma or also known as growth factor infiltration refers to a medical procedure in which substances containing growth factors are introduced directly into a specific area of the body, usually by means of an injection, with the aim of stimulating tissue regeneration or repair. This approach is often used in contexts such as regenerative medicine, orthopaedics and physiatry.

Growth factors are proteins that play a crucial role in regulating cell growth, differentiation and tissue healing. When applied directly to affected areas, these factors can potentially accelerate the regeneration of damaged tissues.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrated solution of platelets and growth factors derived from the patient's own blood. PRP is obtained by centrifuging the blood to separate the components, and the platelet-rich portion is then injected into the area to be treated.


In addition to PRP and stem cell-derived growth factors, other bioactive substances such as hyaluronic acid can be used in combination to promote tissue regeneration.

Growth factor infiltration is often considered in cases of muscle, tendon or joint injuries, as well as in orthopaedic procedures. The aim is to stimulate healing and promote the regeneration of damaged tissues, thus speeding up the recovery process.

It's important to note that the effectiveness of growth factor infiltration can vary depending on the specific clinical condition, the severity of the injury and other individual factors. Patients interested in this type of procedure should discuss their options with a healthcare professional to assess suitability and understand the possible benefits and risks.


Consult here some of pathologies and treatments that Dr. André Varandas Borges treats.