Bone Morphogenetic Protein
Bone morphogenic protein is an isolated natural protein that induces specific cells in our body to form new cartilage and bone. It is now available in a recombinant form made in the laboratory. For some bone grafting surgeries, the BMP is soaked onto a collagen sponge. The sponge is designed to resorb, or disappear, over time. As the sponge dissolves, the bone morphogenic protein stimulates the patients own cells to produce new bone in a local area.
When using BMP there is no need to harvest bone from the patients’ hip or jaw bone sparing the patient donor site pain and post operative complications at the bone harvest site.
Dr. Boerman would be happy to discuss all grafting options with you at the time of consultation.