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’ 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. Raska would be happy to discuss all grafting options with you at the time of consultation.
*Your bone graft may contain bone morphogenetic protein (BMP, Infuse). The use of this product is extremely beneficial in helping grow bone in the areas of the face and jaw that are lacking; however, it’s use has been approved by the FDA for sinus augmentation and tooth extraction sites. All other use in the jaw and facial skeleton are considered “off- label” use. If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Raska.