Bone Morphogenetic Protein

Bone morphogenetic protein is a laboratory synthesized 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 morphogenetic 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’ 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.

Dr. Jon Flynn and Dr. Monique Flynn would be happy to discuss all grafting options with you at the time of consultation. Typically this protein is utilized in cases of severe bony ridge deficiencies.

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