Pros, cons, and costs of INFUSE in spinal surgery

  title={Pros, cons, and costs of INFUSE in spinal surgery},
  author={Nancy Ellen Epstein},
  booktitle={Surgical neurology international},
BACKGROUND INFUSE (recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 [rh-BMP-2]; Medtronic, Memphis, TN, USA) is approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) only for use with the lumbar tapered fusion device (LT Cage; Medtronic) to perform single-level anterior lumbar interbody fusions (ALIF: L2-S1 levels). INFUSE, however, is widely utilized in an "off… CONTINUE READING