Bone Morphogenetic Protein

Stimulate Bone and Cartilage Growth

Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) 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 placed in the affected area.  Over time, the sponge will resorb, or disappear. As the sponge dissolves, the BMP 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 and potential complications. Dr. Cayo and Dr. Boisen would be happy to discuss BMP as a grafting option with you at the time of consultation.