Trends in the use of bone morphogenetic protein as a substitute to autologous iliac crest bone grafting for spinal fusion procedures in the United States.

@article{Lad2011TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the use of bone morphogenetic protein as a substitute to autologous iliac crest bone grafting for spinal fusion procedures in the United States.},
  author={Shivanand P. Lad and Jay K. Nathan and Maxwell Asenso Boakye},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={
          E274-81
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN Analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database for data related to spinal fusion procedures. OBJECTIVE To identify trends in the use of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) versus iliac crest bone grafts in various spinal fusion procedures performed in the United States, explore stratification by patient demographics, and analyze the impact on treatment cost. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA BMP has been shown to achieve better clinical outcomes in anterior lumbar interbody… CONTINUE READING
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