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Human Growth Hormone Benefits in Orthopedic Surgery

Steroid and Human Growth Hormone Benefits in Orthopedic Surgery

This article will discuss growth hormone and steroid benefits in orthopedic surgery available today. The latest research shows that the use of anabolic steroids and HGH (human growth hormone) during the pre and post-surgery phase, provides significant improvement in recovery after several orthopedic surgical procedures.

Anabolic steroids provide benefits to millions of people every year. Whether it’s to stabilize deficient sex hormones, building up the metabolism of burn victim, promote the repair of musculoskeletal tissue, and most recently as an FDA approved treatment for anemia.

What is Nandrolone?

Nandrolone, which is generally known as 19-nortestosterone, is both an androgen and an anabolic steroid, and is used to increase muscle mass, improve body composition and enhance athletic performance. Pharmaceutical nandrolone is available in ester forms, which includes: nandrolone decanoate, under the trade name Deca-Durabolin; and nandrolone phenylpropionate, under the trade name Durabolin. Nandrolone is not available in oral form and is delivered via an injection into either fat or muscle.

Besides being used by competitive athletes, bodybuilders and powerlifters, nandrolone has beneficial medical uses for stimulation of appetite, muscle growth, increasing red blood cell production and greater bone density. Moreover, there are a number of clinical studies which have shown that nandrolone is effective in treatment for anemia, breast cancer and osteoporosis.

Nandrolone Provides Better Recovery After Knee Replacement and Rotator Cuff Surgery

Knee replacement surgery or total knee arthroplasty is a surgical procedure which is performed by an orthopedic surgeon to enhance mobility and relieve pain in patients whose knees have been damaged as a result of arthritis and/or injury. In a great number of patients, the loss of mobility and pain is the result of muscle atrophy from disuse and/or limited use prior to surgery. One of the leading culprits of pain and disability of the knee is osteoarthritis.

Although the benefits of using anabolic steroids for enhancing athletic performance and improved muscle mass has been well established. Several recent studies using lower doses of nandrolone administered to patients who have undergone orthopedic surgery, show a clear improvement in the recovery of bone and muscle tissue.

One such study performed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, points out that using anabolic steroids has significant benefits in surgical procedures of various tears of the shoulder’s rotator cuff tendons. The study found the anabolic steroids worked synergistically in the improvement of tendon characteristics. Additionally, the study looked at a common predicament faced by orthopedic surgeons whose specialize in shoulder and rotator cuff issues. In certain conditions repairing a rotator cuff if often further complicated by a tendon which has undergone severe atrophy and degeneration or has been torn for a considerable length of time. With proper dosages of nandrolone in the postoperative period, the tendon to bone healing may be substantially improved allowing for the patient to make a quicker recovery.

The objective of these studies was to determine the impact of using smaller doses of Nandrolone decanoate on muscle strength and recuperation after orthopedic surgery. The studies revealed that there was a difference in the group that received Nandrolone concluding quicker recovery, greater muscle strength and higher bone mineral density versus the group who was only given saline injections.

Due to the positive results of such treatments on bone and muscle tissue, nandrolone is likely to provide benefits to patients undergoing orthopedic procedures and/or rehabilitation for any age group from athletes to the elderly.

What is Human Growth Hormone (HGH)?

Human growth hormone is a protein which is produced by the pituitary gland and discharged into the bloodstream in spurts, with level rising after exercise, sleep and trauma. Generally, a greater amount human growth hormone is produced during the night rather than daytime. The production of human growth hormone is regulated by an intricate set of hormones made in the hypothalamus of the brain, the intestinal tract as well as the pancreas.

Human growth hormone has an effect on many tissues in the body. In adolescents and children growth hormone accelerates bone and cartilage growth. In adults, growth hormone increases protein production, stimulates the utilization of fat, impedes the action of insulin, elevates blood sugar levels, and also increases levels of IGF-1, or insulin-like growth factor-1.

Benefits Associated With Human Growth Hormone

In the United States, human growth hormone is a prescribed drug and can only be administered via injection. Human growth hormone is only prescribed for children with serious growth hormone deficiencies. For adults, human growth hormone is prescribed to treat growth hormone deficiency, which is a rare condition and often affects other tissues such as the hypothalamus and/or pituitary gland.

Some of the benefits of human growth hormone injections that adults with deficient growth hormone levels receive include:

  • Protection from fractures.
  • Muscle mass increase.
  • Greater energy and higher exercise capacity.
  • Lowered risk of potential heart disease.

Human growth hormone is also used by professional and amateur athletes in order to enhance their athletic performance as well as build greater muscle mass.

Growth Hormone Benefits in Orthopedic Surgery

Those that have suffered an ACL injury describe it’s onset as a loud popping sound when you know something is seriously wrong. ACL which is the acronym for anterior cruciate ligament, is one of the primary ligaments in your knees. Typically, ACL injuries occur in the course of playing sports such as basketball, football, soccer, and tennis as a result of unexpected stops and/or changes in direction, while jumping and/or landing.

Once a person is diagnosed with an ACL injury comes the long treatment process, which includes surgery followed by an extensive course of rehabilitation. The unfortunate fact which is often quite difficult for patients to hear is that the majority of those with an ACL injury rarely ever regain the strength that they had prior to the injury. Every year more than 250,000 people sustain an ACL injury. The young athletes getting into professional sports never will most likely never realize their dream of becoming a professional athlete, while the weekend warriors face a dismal future as well including a high probability of getting arthritis and knee surgery many years after the ACL surgery.

Several years ago a group of researchers at the University of Michigan, conducted a study to see the effects that human growth hormone had on patients who were to undergo ACL surgery. The participants of the study were administered human growth hormone, pre-surgery and then again post-surgery, in order to observe whether the loss of muscle could be staved off.

The researchers weren’t looking into human growth hormone’s performance enhancing properties, but rather possible medical applications that could improve results of the procedure provide patients with a better recovery from an otherwise career-ending and/or life changing injury. The researchers already knew that human growth hormone inhibits muscle degradation, provides protection for ligaments and tendons, as well as naturally advance connective tissue growth.

Another negative aspect associated with ACL surgery is the invariable onset of arthritis, which occurs approximately 10 years or so after the surgery mainly due to the atrophy of the muscles. With the help of human growth hormone to inhibit muscle loss, the patient would be able to begin restoring strength after the injury and could help to thwart the onset of arthritis. The researchers concluded that human growth hormone injections before and after ACL surgery, provided the patients a greater level of recovery that had previously never been observed.