Chapter 10

Uses in Spine Surgery

Asser A. Sallam, Amr Sami Hussien and Oscar Garcia Casas

Abstract

The use of autogenous bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) may offer a nonsurgical treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disease. It can also be used to enhance the cervical spine fusion. This chapter focuses on: the feasibility for using BMAC in spine surgery, host factors that may affect the outcome, the local morbidity of aspiration, and outcome after application of BMAC.

Total Pages: 90-95 (6)

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