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Bone Morphogenetic Protein

  • Bone morphogenic 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 then designed to resorb, or disappear, over time.
  • As the sponge dissolves, the bone morphogenic protein stimulates the cells to produce new bone.
  • The BMP also goes away once it has completed its task of jump starting the normal bone healing process.

  • Since there is no need to harvest bone from the patients%u2019 hip for BMP, recipients were spared donor site pain.
  • Complications from the graft harvest site are also eliminated with the use of bone morphogenic protein.

  • Dr. Ravi & Rod would be happy to discuss all grafting options with you at the time of consultation.