The effectiveness of rhBMP-2 in replacing autograft: an integrated analysis of three human spine studies.

@article{Burkus2004TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of rhBMP-2 in replacing autograft: an integrated analysis of three human spine studies.},
  author={J. Kenneth Burkus and Stephen E Heim and Matthew F. Gornet and Thomas A Zdeblick},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2004},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={723-8}
}
In anterior lumbar spinal fusion, patients treated with rhBMP-2 on a collagen sponge carrier had statistically superior outcomes compared to patients treated with autogenous bone graft. A collagen sponge carrier should replace autogenous bone graft for this patient population. 

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