Experimental anterior spine fusion using bovine bone morphogenetic protein: a study in rabbits.

@article{Muschik2000ExperimentalAS,
  title={Experimental anterior spine fusion using bovine bone morphogenetic protein: a study in rabbits.},
  author={Michael Thomas Muschik and Dietrich K. Schlenzka and V A Ritsil{\"a} and Cornelia Tennstedt and K. U. Lewandrowski},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={165-70}
}
We developed an experimental model to study the merit of bovine bone morphogenic protein (bBMP) injection into the intervertebral disc to induce anterior interbody fusion. A total of 24 rabbits, divided into three groups of 8 animals each, were used. One hundred and fifty microg of partially purified bBMP was employed in the first group and 10 microg bBMP in the second group. In the control group, a sham operation was performed. The animals were followed radiographically at weekly intervals and… CONTINUE READING

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