Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft
Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft is a man-made liquid bone graft that uses recombinant human Bone Morphogenetici Protein (rhBMP-2), and is used to encourage bone growth and replace damaged spinal disks.
The FDA approved the Infuse Bone Graft in 2002 for the limited use in the lumbar spine, or lower back, and for some oral and dental procedures. But, it has been reported that it has been used off-label during neck surgery/cervical (FDA review of use of the infuse bone graft). Recently, Medtronic has come under fire by the U.S. Justice Department for its marketing and promotion efforts.
POTENTIAL PROBLEMS: MEDTRONIC INFUSE BONE GRAFT
When the Infuse Bone Graft is used - off label - in neck cervical spine surgery, it may be associated with a number of serious problems, complications or injury/injuries which usually occur within 2 to 14 days following neck/cervical surgery. Some of the problems, complications or injury/injuries may be:
- Difficulty Breathing
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Difficulty Speaking
- Compression of the Airway
- Respiratory Depression
- Nerve Damage
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If you are suffering a side effect/injury from use of the infuse bone graft - off label - in neck cervical spine surgery, please seek and consult with your healthcare provider as soon as possible.
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