Bone morphogenetic proteins in anterior lumbar interbody fusion: old techniques and new technologies. Invited submission from the Joint Section Meeting on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, March 2004.

@article{Burkus2004BoneMP,
  title={Bone morphogenetic proteins in anterior lumbar interbody fusion: old techniques and new technologies. Invited submission from the Joint Section Meeting on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, March 2004.},
  author={J. Kenneth Burkus},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2004},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={254-60}
}
OBJECT The author reports the clinical and radiographic outcomes obtained in three prospective multicenter clinical trials in which recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) was used in anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF). METHODS Stand-alone interbody fusion cages were used, and supplemental fixation was not performed as part of the study protocol. Patients were randomly assigned to one of two ALIF groups: one in which autologous iliac crest bone graft was used (control… CONTINUE READING

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