Growth factors: beyond bone morphogenetic proteins.

  title={Growth factors: beyond bone morphogenetic proteins.},
  author={Aaron Nauth and Peter V Giannoudis and Thomas A. Einhorn and Kurt D. Hankenson and Gary E. Friedlaender and Ru Li and Emil H. Schemitsch},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  volume={24 9},
The current landscape of growth factors in orthopaedic trauma is dominated by the BMPs, as they are the most extensively studied growth factors in clinical applications pertaining to orthopaedic trauma. Despite this, their application and indications for use in trauma remain controversial. This article highlights a number of selected growth factors, other than BMPs, that are currently being investigated in orthopaedic trauma applications. These growth factors have shown significant promise in… CONTINUE READING

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