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Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein in the Lumbar Spine

Schroeder, Gregory D. MD; Hsu, Wellington K. MD

Contemporary Spine Surgery: March 2014 - Volume 15 - Issue 3 - p 1–8
doi: 10.1097/01.CSS.0000444303.99362.28

Dr. Schroeder is Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Dr. Hsu is Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 676 N. Saint Clair, Suite 1350, Chicago, IL 60611; E-mail:

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The authors have disclosed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved the use of rhBMP-2 in the lumbar spine unless it is used in an anterior lumbar interbody fusion with a specific interbody spacer as discussed in this article. Please consult the product's labeling for approved information.

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