BMP Use Doesn’t Help Long-Term Fusion Outcomes

Terry Stanton

A database and literature review with meta-analysis of 18 studies from seven countries indicates that lumbar fusion outcomes at 24 to 48 months after surgery are not significantly improved by the use of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP).

The results were presented by Evalina Burger, MD, and colleagues at the 2012 AAOS Annual Meeting in their poster, “Two-Year Bone Morphogenetic Protein Clinical Effects after Lumbar Fusion in Degenerative Disc Disease.”

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