Bone Morphogenetic Protein
Bone morphogenetic protein is a term used to describe a group of proteins found in our bone, in donor bone, or genetically engineered and used to stimulate bone growth. BMP induces specific cells in our body to form new cartilage and bone. During surgery, the bone graft containing the BMP is placed in the bony defect and it stimulates new bone formation as it is gradually replaced by the patient’s own tissue
For any donor protein or graft used to replace a patient’s tissue, the patient”s safety is an absolute priority of Dr. Cole and he subscribes only to suppliers or tissue banks that rigidly adhere to the standards of screening, recovery, manufacture, and distribution according to current FDA and the American Association of Tissue Banks standards and regulations. These regulations include rigorous standards on donor medical history and infectious disease testing.
Dr. Cole would be happy to discuss all grafting options with you at the time of consultation.