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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

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.


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.