Laparoscopic anterior lumbar interbody fusion with rhBMP-2: a prospective study of clinical and radiographic outcomes.

@article{Kleeman2001LaparoscopicAL,
  title={Laparoscopic anterior lumbar interbody fusion with rhBMP-2: a prospective study of clinical and radiographic outcomes.},
  author={Thomas J Kleeman and Uri Michael Ahn and Anne Talbot-Kleeman},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 24},
  pages={2751-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN To prospectively evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcome of laparoscopic anterior lumbar interbody fusion with rhBMP-2. OBJECTIVES It was hypothesized that discogenic pain could be treated successfully with an anterior lumbar interbody fusion performed laparoscopically using rhBMP-2 as a replacement for autogenous bone. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The traditional surgical treatment of discogenic pain involves painful incisions of muscles, with potential loss of integrity… CONTINUE READING

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