Bone Morphogenetic Protein
This is a cutting edge tissue engineering technology that allows us to regenerate your own bone. We have regenerated bone in many patients using this advanced technique. This it would have previously been impossible.
What is Bone Morphogenetic Protein?
Bone morphogenetic protein is an isolated protein that induces specific cells in our body to form new cartilage and bone. During surgery, the BMP is soaked onto and binds with a collagen sponge. The sponge is designed to resorb, or disappear, over time. As the sponge dissolves, the bone morphogenetic protein stimulates the cells to produce new bone.
Since there is no need to harvest bone from the patients’ hip for BMP, recipients are spared donor site pain. Complications from the graft harvest site are also eliminated with the use of bone morphogenetic protein.