In the Journals

Study: Use of rhBMP in cervical spine associated with likelihood of complications

October 29, 2013
Despite an FDA notification in 2008 of its possible adverse effects in spine surgery, the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein or…

Industry News

Invibio Biomaterial Solutions releases enhanced polymer for bone apposition

September 12, 2013
Invibio Biomaterial Solutions has released its PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced Polymer. The enhanced polymer integrates hydroxyapatite into PEEK-OPTIMA…

In the Journals

Study: Spinal surgery with rhBMP-2 yields 11.6% rate of major complications

September 9, 2013
A group of patients who underwent spinal surgery with a dose of recombinant human morphogenetic protein-2 greater than 40 mg had a 11.6% incidence of…

Industry News

Spineart acquires worldwide rights to bone substitute gel

September 9, 2013
Spineart announced that it has acquired a portfolio of proprietary synthetic orthobiologic solutions from Orthos Ltd, including the worldwide rights…

Review finds reporting bias in Medtronic-sponsored rhBMP-2 studies

June 20, 2013
Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2, or rhBMP-2, is no more effective than bone graft for spine fusion and can cause potential harm to…

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Significantly lower infection rates, hospital stays found with BMP use for fusion

May 21, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Use of bone morphogenic proteins in anterior and posterior lumbar fusion procedures was significantly associated with…

Study: BMP does not significantly affect nonunion rates in spinal fusion

April 30, 2013
Bone morphogenic protein did not statistically significantly reduce the rate of nonunion in spinal fusions, according to recently presented research…

Industry News

Aesculap releases implant for anterior cervical spinal fusion procedures

March 12, 2013
Aesculap Implant Systems announced the availability of the PL-AGE System intended for use in anterior cervical spinal fusion procedures at one level…

Researchers discover molecular mechanism behind vertebral column degeneration

March 14, 2012
Italian researchers at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome have found a molecular mechanism responsible for degeneration of the vertebral…

Researchers direct stem cells to increase bone formation, bone strength

February 7, 2012
Researchers have developed a technique to enhance bone growth through the use of a molecule that, when injected into the bloodstream, directs…

Study reports sharp rise in use of bone growth factors for spine fusion

February 1, 2012
The use of bone morphogenetic protein for spine fusion surgery has “risen sharply” over the past decade, increasing costs with no evidence of…

Study shows link between low back pain and genetics in women

July 6, 2011
Researchers in the United Kingdom have identified genetics, obesity and degree of lumbar disc degeneration as assessed by MRI as the main risk…

Genetic factor in osteoporosis discovered

September 27, 2010
The genetic variant 677C>T — a single nucleotide polymorphism that is related to Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular disease —…

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TLIF with rhBMP-2 yields modest complication rate

July 12, 2010
Kentucky researchers have described the perioperative complications and complication rates of transforaminal lumbar interbody spine fusion procedures…