Demineralized Bone Definition

Demineralized bone is bone that has had the calcium removed and is used to make bone tissue more conducive to spinal fusion. Bone morphogenic proteins from demineralized bone are added to a polymer or glycerol substrate to form a product that enhances bone growth.

The product lacks enough osteoinductive property that it cannot be used on its own. Instead, demineralized bone is added to enhance a bone graft increasing the rate of fusion.