When my surgeon discussed my upcoming fusion surgery with me, he mentioned using BMP in the cages that will be used between the vertebrae. I am assuming he meant that it would be used in addition to bone fragments. But I am not sure. Has anyone had this used alone with a fusion? Or is it usually added in addition to bone fragments?
I will definitely need to get clarification on that from him. I thought I had read an article that mentioned that use of the protein alone does not yield a successful fusion, but I can't remember where I read that. Maybe I misread it.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.