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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

BMP in Back surgery?:- What and Who?

Bone Morphogenic protein (BMP) is used in certain surgical procedures that involves lower lumbar surgery, but not in other procedures why?. Is BMP good compared to patients own bone transplantation or bone marrow substitute?. Right now it seems lime the FDA has approved BMP to be used only in lower lumbar cases such as L5-S1 procedures?. But, if BMP has anything to do with neurophysiological signals, not sure if there are any reports?.
Brain writes in this column about BMP, it's present usages and more...!. The full article can be read from his original site spine universe, click the topic for the link. 

BMP: The What and the Who

Brian R. Subach, MD, FACS
Neurosurgeon/Spine Surgeon
Virginia Spine Institute
Reston, VA
The title of this article asks two completely different but equally important questions. First, the "what." RhBMP-2 (recombinant bone morphogenetic protein, BMP) is a genetically engineered protein which both recruits bone forming cells to the surgical area and "turns on" local cells to the bone-making process. BMP is used for conditions requiring spinal fusion and stimulation of bone growth.

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