Title: BMP SCARE WITH FUSION
Description: Anybody else out there with BMP?
dalhousie - May 8, 2012 07:09 PM (GMT)
I had ALIF with BMP in 2005. BMP was used due to my poor history of bone healing. There's lots of people on here who have had fusion or hybrid procedures of fusion & ADR. Has anybody else had fusion with BMP or Medtronic Infuse which has BMP in it & if so what do you think about the BMP scare??http://www.medpagetoday.com/Orthopedics/Orthopedics/30422http://www.newsinferno.com/defective-medic...cer-risks/36788
techman - May 10, 2012 09:49 AM (GMT)
The BMP scare is quite worrying. I had a fusion at L5S1 with dynamic stabilization
at L4L5 last year by Mr Shackleford at Spire.
I asked him on the day of the op what he was using for the fusion but I don't recall exactly what he said. How can I now find out what was used?
dalhousie - May 10, 2012 02:09 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (techman @ May 10 2012, 10:49 AM)|
| I asked him on the day of the op what he was using for the fusion but I don't recall exactly what he said. How can I now find out what was used? |
If you have a follow up appointment with him you could ask then or 'phone his secretary up & enquire.
dreamer - May 10, 2012 07:30 PM (GMT)
My fusion was with actifuse abx, how can I tell if it has this bmp substance in it??
Can you ask your surgeon what he used?
dalhousie - May 11, 2012 06:36 PM (GMT)
I don't know a great lot about this so the best thing is to check with the medics but looking on Google there is no mention of BMP-2 in Actifuse abx - it looks like Actifuse is a different type of product (silicone-based). http://www.baxter.com/downloads/healthcare...use_abx_IFU.pdfhttp://topics.searchmedica.com/insights/co...1549113/1899090
dreamer - May 13, 2012 08:01 AM (GMT)
Alastair - May 13, 2012 11:13 AM (GMT)
It makes you realise how much of this is about MONEY and NOT the Patient although I think the surgeons do make their best judgement from the information given
dalhousie - May 15, 2012 08:41 PM (GMT)
I have since found out that the BMP-2 issue is with regard to it's OFF LABEL USE.
"FDA spokeswoman Karen Riley said many of complications associated with BMP-2 occur mainly in off-label uses, those for which it was not initially approved. And some of those complications are listed on the product label".
I didn't realize that BMP-2 is licensed for anterior approach lumbar fusion, open fractures of the tibia two dental bone grafting procedures: sinus augmentation and localized alveolar ridge augmentation.
It is NOT licensed for cervical spine (neck) surgeries which is where the adverse effects seem to be occurring.