Synthetic bone void fillers are safe, biocompatible, and easy to use. These resorbable biomaterials are based on nano-crystalline hydroxyapatite (HA) and purified collagen technologies. These products are engineered to optimize the resorption rate. Our granules are composed of 60% HA and 40% β-Tricalcium Phosphate (TCP). The formulation provides optimal osteoconduction, and the composition mimics that of human cancellous bone. Our strips are a combination of granules embedded in a fibrillar bovine collagen matrix. Once rehydrated, the foam is flexible. Our bioactive glass foam strips are sterile bone grafts composed of highly purified fibrillar Type I bovine collagen, bioactive glass granules, and HA/TCP granules. It functions as an osteogenic stimulus to which the patient’s bone marrow can be added before implantation.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone and provides a scaffold for new bone growth. Bone grafts may be autograft (obtained from the patient’s body), allograft (obtained from a donor), or synthetic.
Benefits of using allograft/synthetic versus autograft include:
Eliminates the need for a second surgical site
Reduced pain and loss of function from the second surgical site
Reduced surgical time
Reduced risk of infection or bleeding
Reduced recovery time after surgery
Successful bone grafts have one or more of these three properties:
Osteoconductive: graft acts as a scaffold for the growth of natural bone
Osteoinductive: graft contains growth factors that recruit immature cells and stimulate those cells to develop into active bone-forming cells called osteoblasts
Osteogenic: graft directly provides living cells that contribute to the growth of natural bone