Bone Derivative Definition

Bone derivate is a substance extracted from bone. A common bone derivative is bone morphogenic proteins (BMP) which the body uses to induce bone formation. The substance has been shown to stimulate new bone formation in certain sites, and is used in certain types of spinal fusion surgery.

Bone morphogenic protein products are in various stages of development and use with the goals of growing better bone and supplanting the use of autograft bone in bone grafting procedures.