Complications, Costs, and Quality Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Cervical Deformity Surgery with Intraoperative BMP Use. Spine Varshneya, K. n., Wadhwa, H. n., Pendharkar, A. V., Medress, Z. A., Stienen, M. N., Ratliff, J. K., Veeravagu, A. n. 2020


An epidemiological study using national administrative data from the MarketScan database.To identify the impact of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) on postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing adult cervical deformity (ACD) surgery.BMP has been shown to stimulate bone growth and improve fusion rates in spine surgery. However, the impact of BMP on reoperation rates and postoperative complication rate is controversial.We queried the MarketScan database to identify patients who underwent ACD surgery from 2007-2015. Patients were stratified by BMP use in the index operation. Patients under 18 and those with any history of tumor or trauma were excluded. Baseline demographics and comorbidities, postoperative complication rates and reoperation rates were analyzed.A total of 13,549 patients underwent primary ACD surgery, of which 1155 (8.5%) had intraoperative BMP use. The overall 90-day complication rate was 27.6% in the non-BMP cohort and 31.1% in the BMP cohort (p?

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