What is Demineralized Bone Matrix?
A demineralized bone matrix is an allograft or xenograft bone that has been decalcified as a way to create a product of collagen and growth factors. The sole purpose of a demineralized bone matrix is to help treat damaged bones, and it can be formulated from animal or human sources. At Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, Dr. Christopher Williams utilizes donor demineralized bone matrix as a way to promote healing and induce bone formation. As a bone graft substitute or extender, a demineralized bone matrix can treat bone with the help of restorative bone growth factors. To learn more about this innovative treatment option, we invite you to contact our Atlanta, GA facility to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Williams will evaluate your symptoms and conditions before creating a treatment plan specifically for you and your needs.
"I was in an auto accident and went to Dr. William's office for a consultation. He performed a detailed examination and came up with a plan of action. Injections were administered and I am feeling better than I have in a long time. Dr. Williams and his staff took care of me very well throughout my procedure. I am scheduling to have another procedure to help me regain even more of my mobility and strength. If you are on the fence I would highly consider scheduling an appointment with Dr. Williams and his staff."- A.K. / Google / Sep 29, 2021
"If you are looking for a plastic surgeon, please look no further, Dr. Ellsworth is your man. I have never been treated with such care and compassion as I was with Dr. Ellsworth and his WONDERFUL staff. Suffice it to say, he gave me my life back. I had chronic pain for over 14 years as a result of a marlex mesh being used to help repair my diastasis recti hernia. My body tried to reject it and I was in horrible pain because of this. Two more “revision” surgeries were performed, but still left me with pain. I tried for years to find a surgeon to remove it, but all told me it could not be done, or they didn’t feel confident to try. I had almost given up until a doctor in San Antonio led me to Dr. Ellsworth. ANSWERED PRAYER!!! He knew my case was going to be difficult and tedious, but because he had compassion for me and really cared about my 24/7 pain, he suggested we take out the entire mesh. I. WAS. IN. SHOCK. I was never afraid, because I knew I was in the best of hands. So here I am, 6 weeks later, and I’m happy to report that I am now PAIN FREE! Dr. Ellsworth brings expert knowledge and compassion BOTH to the table! I am forever grateful!!"- B.S. / Facebook / Jun 19, 2021
"When my hope was dashed by years of severe pain and misdiagnosis and mistreatment, by drs in San Francisco, I met Dr Williams. He diagnosed my problem correctly based on a very inexpensive test and told me what I needed to do and where to go to learn about what I needed to do to get out of pain and back into the world. I’m working sure and steady towards recovery and not there yet but if it weren’t for Dr Williams I don’t know where I would be. I wish that every person in need would meet a Dr like Dr Williams. He is kind and he made the difference for me. His staff are nice and easy to work with."- L.M. / Facebook / Mar 10, 2021
"Amazing surgeon and staff! They are so kind and patient and really treat you like family. Highly recommend"- S.P. / Facebook / Feb 23, 2021
"an amazing and compassionate Dr and treatment team! Took the time to ease all my worries, concerns and fears before and after surgery!"- Y.A. / Facebook / Dec 29, 2020
WHo is a candidate for DEMINERALIZED BONE MATRIX?
Patients who are in need of a bone graft but do not have the capability to harvest it from another area of their body may be a good candidate for a demineralized bone matrix. Additionally, when grafting bone, it is important that the donor bone is able to transfer host cells to the graft site. With a demineralized bone matrix, the bone has been carefully processed in order to elevate the bioavailability of the donor bone. Therefore, the graft can have a higher rate of success for restoration and regeneration.
What are the benefits of demineralized bone matrix?
A demineralized bone matrix is mainly designed for patients who need a bone graft alternative due to a lack of resources. In addition to being versatile, this procedure at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta is also minimally invasive as it only requires a small incision. Dr. Williams can describe the full benefits of demineralized bone matrix during a consultation, including:
- Can be used in a wide range of treatments
- Minimally invasive bone graft alternative
- Safe for healthy adults of all ages
- High rates of success
What to Expect During DEMINERALIZED BONE MATRIX
A demineralized bone matrix can be curated from either animal or human sources. During your consultation, Dr. Williams will evaluate if you are a candidate for the bone matrix procedure and determine which source is ideal for you. During the procedure, a small incision may be made within the area being treated and the demineralized bone matrix can be carefully injected into the area. Following your procedure, Dr. Williams will explain the aftercare process and what you can expect during recovery.
How Long is Recovery After demineralized bone matrix?
After your demineralized bone matrix treatment, you may need to be monitored for some time at our Atlanta, GA facility before you will be able to return home. The amount of time it takes to experience optimal results may vary from patient to patient, but Dr. Williams and his team will let you know what you can expect following the procedure. You will also need to attend follow-up appointments so that your progress can be evaluated and any necessary alterations can be made to your procedure plan. We also encourage you to contact our practice if you have any questions or concerns after your procedure.
Demineralized bone matrix FAQs
Why should I get a demineralized bone matrix?
Many patients are in need of a bone graft for surgical procedures. If you're unable to harvest bone tissue from another area of the body, you may benefit from this advanced procedure in Atlanta, GA. Treatment is becoming more popular because it can be performed quickly and may result in less pain than other methods.
How can I prepare for a demineralized bone matrix?
You will first need to meet with Dr. Williams and determine if you're a healthy candidate for the procedure. After this, you'll be able to discuss any questions or concerns you may have and what outcomes you can expect. Remember to inform us about any of your current health conditions and medications during your appointment.
Why choose us for a demineralized bone matrix?
Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta is known for offering state-of-the-art treatments performed in a comfortable environment. We'll take the time to explain the process, recovery time, and any risks or side effects you may experience. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for our patients and make sure they get back to their normal activities as soon as possible.
What happens during the process of bone demineralization?
When bones begin to demineralize, they become softer and weaker. This makes them much more likely to fracture if they encounter any amount of trauma. For this reason, it is incredibly important to receive treatment if this process has begun to occur.
What is the difference between bone demineralization and osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease that can occur when the body's creation of new bone is not keeping up with how much old bone it is losing. While bone demineralization often leads to osteopenia, it does not necessarily mean that osteoporosis is on its way as well.
See renewed, Regenerative Results
As an advanced treatment, a demineralized bone matrix can be a way to graft bone for patients that require the procedure. At Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, Dr. Christopher Williams and his team can offer you optimal results with this innovative treatment. Contact our Atlanta, GA practice to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation to see if you are a candidate for a demineralized bone matrix.