Die potentiellen anwendungen von zytokinen und wachstumsfaktoren bei der behandlung der osteonekrose

Translated title of the contribution: Potential implications of cytokines and growth factors in the treatment of osteonecrosis

M. W. Hungerford, M. A. Mont

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Abstract

Osteonecrosis of the femoral head remains a devastating disease for young patients. As the normal process of bone formation, bone destruction, and fracture healing becomes more clearly understood, molecular agents including cytokines, bone morphogenetic proteins, and angiogenic factors - will be identified as potential therapeutic agents for the treatment of osteonecrosis. As the pathology of osteonecrosis and repair of osteonecrotic lesions becomes clear, the potential combination of these molecular factors to influence the outcome of the disease in its repair process should become evident. With the myriad of agents and combinations of agents which may be beneficial in the treatment of osteonecrosis, a reproducible animal model is urgently needed to determine which of these combinations is most effective. Despite the lack of an animal model, progress in the use of cytokines for osteonecrosis treatment in conjunction with traditional treatment methods is possible in human subjects. This is due to the extremely low incidence of adverse reactions when these cytokines are used locally in nanogram to microgram quantities.

Translated title of the contributionPotential implications of cytokines and growth factors in the treatment of osteonecrosis
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)442-448
Number of pages7
JournalOrthopade
Volume29
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2000

Keywords

  • Angiogenic factors
  • Bone morphogenetic proteins
  • Cytokine
  • Femoral head osteonecrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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