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Does spinal fusion require a bone graft?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Traditionally, spinal fusion has required a bone graft, either from the person having surgery or a donor. A new option is insertion of a sponge containing bone morphogenic proteins that stimulate new bone growth without a graft. Watch for more on grafts in spinal fusion.


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