Bone morphogenetic proteins and other growth factors

Sandra Mastrocinque, Angélica Cecília Tatarunas, Maria Beatriz Cattony Zerwes, Genilson Fernandes de Queiroz, Alexandre Schmaedecke, Marília Aceto, Cássio Ricardo Auada Ferrigno

Abstract


Complex fractures difficult to treat are still a challenge in Human Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. The surgical procedures involving the grafts may offer satisfactory results, but they increase surgical time and risk, besides the probability of complications. The use of bone morphogenetic proteins and other growth factors in systemic or local way may contribute to healing fractures, since it reduces healing time and complications.


Keywords


Fracture healing; Osteogenesis; Orthopedic surgery.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2004v25n2p139

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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