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kootenaygal
10-27-2011, 01:16 PM
Would someone please explain to me, what BMP is. I'm new to this site, I have read some references to BMP. Since I am exploring " surgery or not"....I'd like to know what this is.
I'll be thankful for any replies....Kootenaygal

Doreen1
10-27-2011, 04:43 PM
Here is some info from my blog about BMP:

BMP (bone morphogentic protein to build a stronger fusion) is a material that gives a 23% stronger, faster fusion and Dr. Lenke won't do any surgery without (think of it as super glue). BMP comes in a kit and each kit costs between $10k - $12k. Lenke said I will need 6 kits. Most insurance companies deny BMP because of the cost. Washington University Barnes Jewish Hospital has been absorbing the cost for patients; this is where I'll have surgery. The hospital and Dr. Lenke feel that the benefits of BMP keep patients from having future fusion issues and result in faster recovery.

Warmly,
Doreen

LindaRacine
10-27-2011, 09:52 PM
BMP is actually the substance that the body makes to build bone. In orthopedic surgery, synthetically made BMP is used to enhance fusion.