Cages augmented with mineralized collagen and platelet-rich plasma as an osteoconductive/inductive combination for interbody fusion

By London Spine

STUDY DESIGN: After anterior cervical discectomy, fusion was radiologically, biomechanically, and histologically assessed in a sheep spine fusion model. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) application combined with a mineralized collagen matrix (MCM) as an alternative to autologous cancellous iliac crest bone grafts in a spine fusion model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND…