About 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 suffered an achilles tear playing flag football. After the experiences I went through with previous traditional surgeries on ACL tears, I was open to trying a different type of procedure. I spoke with Dr Williams about the injury and he explained how his procedure coupled with a physical therapy program would provide results that would allow me to continue playing sports past my age of 40. I flew to Colorado for the procedure and had follow up procedures and evaluations in the Atlanta office. After a physical therapy program I am delighted to say that I am back playing recreational sports, injury and pain free. I appreciate the help that Dr Williams and his staff were able to provide and I give them 5 stars."- R.B. / Google / Dec 11, 2019
"We loved Dr. Williams and his staff"- D.H. / Facebook / Oct 28, 2019
"Dr. Chris Williams and his staff are definitely top-notch! For years, my grandmother has suffered from chronic knee and hip pain and has tried just about everything for relief. Due to her age, surgery was not a viable option. In fact, her previous specialist informed her that nothing else could be done in her situation as her arthritis is degenerative. All hope was lost until a family member strongly recommended giving Dr. Williams a try. From the first moment we arrived, Dr. Williams and his team were very professional and provided excellent service. Everyone at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta always goes the extra mile to listen to my grandmother attentively and go through each stage in the process in careful detail. Shortly after she began seeing Dr. Williams, my grandmother’s mobility has greatly improved and her severe bouts with pain are now almost nonexistent. Thank you Dr. Williams and your team for being so caring, attentive, thorough, and professional!!!"- D.K. / Google / Oct 01, 2019
"tendon issue in knee and bone inflammation. got the treatment and back to 100%!!!"- S.B. / Google / Aug 03, 2019
"Dr. Williams and staff are excellent! They take time with their patients and explain all steps of the procedure. Our daughter avoided an invasive surgery and is now back to competing in a D1 sport she loves."- A.S. / Google / Aug 03, 2019
Best Candidates 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.
Bone Matrix Treatment
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.
What to Expect with 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.
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.