OsteoSponge® was created by Bacterin with the patient and the physician in mind. The product consists of 100% human cancellous bone that has been demineralized to provide a value-added benefit over other allografts. The demineralization process assists with two functions: 1) it makes the product compressible so it is ideal for surgeons to obtain a press-fit, precise placement of the graft; and 2) it exposes the native growth factors and bone morphogenic proteins that are essential to induce new bone formation. OsteoSponge® also maintains the natural interconnected porosity of cancellous bone providing an ideal scaffold for cellular infiltration and bone formation.
While OsteoSponge® is DBM by definition, it is distinct from other DBM products on the market in that it does not contain an added carrier material like putties and gels. OsteoSponge® comes in various shapes and sizes to better meet surgical needs for specific applications. After placement, OsteoSponge® will stay in the surgical site and will not ooze or migrate, even upon direct irrigation.
OsteoSponge® is regulated and approved for homologous use as a bone void filler and may be used for any non-structural bone grafting applications. OsteoSponge® is fully compatible for use in conjunction with orthopedic hardware.
|100% Bone||No carrier; most DBM putties/gels contain <50% bone.|
|Osteoconductive||Provides a natural interconnected, porous, cancellous scaffold with increased surface area for better cellular ingrowth, exposing bone growth inducing proteins to the healing environment.|
|Osteoinductive||Provides a host of signaling molecules that are involved in triggering the formation of new bone.|
|Elastic, malleable properties||May be shaped and compressed to fit in and around a variety of voids or hardware. When compressed and inserted into a bone void, the graft will expand to fill the contours of the void, thus minimizing space between the void-graft interface.|
|Sterile||OsteoSponge® is provided sterile in its final packaging. The product is sterilized by low-dose gamma irradiation to provide a sterility assurance level of 10-6.|
|Convenient shelf life||OsteoSponge® is provided with a 5 year shelf life when stored at room temperature.|
|Delivery vehicle||The hydrophilic, porous scaffold may be loaded with BMA, PRP, or other cellular concentrates.|