Analysis of prevertebral soft-tissue swelling and dysphagia in multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in patients at risk for pseudarthrosis.

By London Spine

Analysis of prevertebral soft-tissue swelling and dysphagia in multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in patients at risk for pseudarthrosis.

J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Feb;14(2):244-9

Authors: Stachniak JB, Diebner JD, Brunk ES, Speed SM

The goal of this study was to demonstrate the incidence of fusion and soft-tissue swelling in multilevel anterior cervical discectomies and fusions (ACDFs) using polyetheretherketone (PEEK) spacers with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) impregnated in a Type I collagen sponge and titanium plates.

PMID: 21184639 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]