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Ronald A. Lehman Jr., M.D.
Columbia Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Lehman

A Patient-Centered Strategy
for Bone graft selection (4:33)

why and when to choose THE
grafton™ dbf bone graft (1:15)

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OVERCOMING CHALLENGES

Bone grafting is an important aspect of a spinal procedure. Give your patients the best chance for fusion the first time by overcoming challenges of the patient, challenges of the site, and challenges of the procedure. See product indications at bottom of webpage to better understand which product categories may or may not address certain challenges.
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Challenges of the Patient

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CHALLENGES OF THE PATIENT

Based on age and
comorbidities

Patient Challenges

References:  1. Ravindra et al. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 40(19) (2015) 1536-41.  2. Andersen et al. Spine 26(23) (2001) 2623-8.  3. Dodwell et al. Calcif Tissue Int 87(3) (2010) 193-202.  4. Boden et al. Spine 27(16 Suppl 1) (2002) S26-31

Challenges of the Site

Challenges of the Procedure

EXPLORE MEDTRONIC BONE GRAFTING SOLUTIONS

Your patient’s needs define your product choice. Explore Medtronic bone grafting solutions. 

INFUSE  BONE GRAFT 

  • 18+ years of clinical use
  • 2+ million patients
  • Highly osteoinductive
  • Provides strong signal for bone growth

LEARN ABOUT INFUSE

GRAFTON  DBM 

  • 80+ peer reviewed studies
  • Exclusive fiber technology
  • 10 delivery methods

LEARN ABOUT GRAFTON

MAGNIFUSE  DBM 

  • Most osteoinductive DBM of all we have tested to date*
  • Resorbable mesh bag for containment
  • Unique handling properties

LEARN ABOUT MAGNIFUSE

FIBERCEL VBM 

  • Human tissue allograft
  • Processed to preserve native factors that support bone repair
  • Cryopreserved cancellous and corticocancellous bone matrix

LEARN ABOUT FIBERCEL

MASTERGRAFT  FAMILY

  • Osteoconductive cell carrier
  • Controlled resorption1
  • Unique biphasic composition allows for bone formation2

LEARN ABOUT MASTERGRAFT
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Data file. Animal testing is not indicative of human clinical outcomes.

Based on Pub-Med search 8/14/14 with keywords Grafton(TM), DBX and Osteosponge.

1

Yuan. Tissue responses of calcium phosphate cement; a study in dogs. Biomaterials 21 (2000).

2

Yamada. Osteoclastic resorption of calcium phosphate ceramics with different hydroxyapatite/β-tricalcium phosphate ratios. Biomaterials 18 (1997) 1037-1041.

Infuse™ Bone Graft Indications

NOTE: The Perimeter, Clydesdale , Divergence-L , and Pivox devices must be used with any supplemental fixation system cleared for use in the lumbar spine. 

  • In an experimental rabbit study, rhBMP-2 has been shown to elicit antibodies that are capable of crossing the placenta. Reduced ossification of the frontal and parietal bones of the skull was noted infrequently (<3%) in fetuses of rabbit dams immunized to rhBMP-2; however, there was no effect noted in limb bud development. There are no adequate and well controlled studies in human pregnant women. Women of childbearing potential should be warned by their surgeon of potential risk to a fetus and informed of other possible orthopedic treatments.
  • Women of childbearing potential should be advised that antibody formation to rhBMP-2 or its influence on fetal development has not been completely assessed. In the clinical trial supporting the safety and effectiveness of the Infuse™ Bone Graft/LT-Cage™ Lumbar Tapered Fusion Device, 2/277 (0.7%) patients treated with Infuse™ Bone Graft component and 1/127 (0.8%) patients treated with autograft bone developed antibodies to rhBMP-2. The effect of maternal antibodies to rhBMP-2, as might be present for several months following device implantation, on the unborn fetus is unknown. Additionally, it is unknown whether fetal expression of BMP-2 could re-expose mothers who were previously antibody positive. Theoretically, re-exposure may elicit a more powerful immune response to BMP-2 with possible adverse consequences for the fetus. However, pregnancy did not lead to an increase in antibodies in the rabbit study. Studies in genetically altered mice indicate that BMP-2 is critical to fetal development and that a lack of BMP-2 activity may cause neonatal death or birth defects. It is not known if anti-BMP-2 antibodies may affect fetal development or the extent to which these antibodies may reduce BMP-2 activity.
  • Infuse™ Bone Graft should not be used immediately prior to or during pregnancy. Women of childbearing potential should be advised not to become pregnant for one year following treatment with the Infuse™ Bone Graft/Medtronic Interbody Fusion Device.
  • The safety and effectiveness of the Infuse™ Bone Graft/Medtronic Interbody Fusion Device in nursing mothers has not been established. It is not known if BMP-2 is excreted in human milk.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF INDICATIONS, CONTRAINDICATIONS, AND WARNINGS FOR:

Infuse™ Bone Graft/LT-Cage™ Lumbar Tapered Fusion Device
Infuse™ Bone Graft/Inter Fix™ Threaded Fusion Device
Infuse™ Bone Graft/Inter Fix™ RP Threaded Fusion Device
Infuse™ Bone Graft/Perimeter™ Interbody Fusion Device
Infuse™ Bone Graft/Clydesdale™ Spinal System
Infuse™ Bone Graft/Divergence-L™ Anterior/Oblique Lumbar Fusion System
Infuse™ Bone Graft/Pivox™ Oblique Lateral Spinal System

The Infuse™ Bone Graft/Medtronic Interbody Fusion Device is indicated for spinal fusion procedures in skeletally mature patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD) at one level from L2-S1, who may also have up to Grade I spondylolisthesis or Grade 1 retrolisthesis at the involved level.

The following interbody devices and surgical approaches may be used with Infuse™ Bone Graft:

  • The LT-Cage™ Lumbar Tapered Fusion Device, implanted via an anterior open or an anterior laparoscopic approach at a single level.
  • The Inter Fix™ or Inter Fix™ RP Threaded Fusion Device, implanted via an anterior open approach at a single level.
  • The Perimeter™ Interbody Fusion Device implanted via a retroperitoneal anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) at a single level from L2-S1 or an oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) approach at a single level from L5-S1.
  • The Clydesdale™ Spinal System, implanted via an OLIF approach at a single level from L2-L5.
  • The Divergence-L™ Anterior/Oblique Lumbar Fusion System interbody device implanted via an ALIF approach at a single level from L2-S1 or an OLIF approach at a single level from L5-S1.
  • The Pivox™ Oblique Lateral Spinal System implanted via an OLIF approach at a single-level from L2-L5.

The Infuse™ Bone Graft/Medtronic Interbody Fusion Device consists of two components containing three parts – a spinal fusion cage, a recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein, and a carrier/scaffold for the bone morphogenetic protein and resulting bone. These components must be used as a system for the prescribed indication described above. The bone morphogenetic protein solution component must not be used without the carrier/scaffold component or with a carrier/scaffold component different from the one described in this document. The Infuse™ Bone Graft component must not be used without the Medtronic Interbody Fusion Device component.

NOTE: The Inter Fix™ Threaded Fusion Device and the Inter Fix™ RP Threaded Fusion Device may be used together to treat a spinal level. The LT-Cage™ Lumbar Tapered Fusion Device, the Perimeter™ Interbody Fusion Device, the Clydesdale™ Spinal System, the Divergence-L™ Anterior/Oblique Lumbar Fusion System, and the Pivox™ Oblique Lateral Spinal System implants are not to be used in conjunction with either the Inter Fix™ OR Inter Fix™ RP implants to treat a spinal level.

The Infuse™ Bone Graft/Medtronic Interbody Fusion Device is contraindicated for patients with a known hypersensitivity to recombinant human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2, bovine Type I collagen, or to other components of the formulation and should not be used in the vicinity of a resected or extant tumor, in patients with any active malignancy, or patients undergoing treatment for a malignancy; in patients who are skeletally immature; in pregnant women; or in patients with an active infection at the operative site or with an allergy to titanium, titanium alloy, or polyetheretherketone (PEEK).

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in human pregnant women. In an experimental rabbit study, rhBMP-2 has been shown to elicit antibodies that are capable of crossing the placenta. Women of child bearing potential should be warned by their surgeon of potential risk to a fetus and informed of other possible orthopedic treatments. The safety and effectiveness of this device has not been established in nursing mothers. Women of child- bearing potential should be advised to not become pregnant for one year following treatment with this device.

Please see the Infuse™ Bone Graft package insert for the complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, adverse events, clinical results, definition of DDD, and other important medical information. The package insert also matches the sizes of those sized devices that are indicated for use with the appropriate Infuse™ Bone Graft kit. An electronic version of the package insert may be found at www.medtronic.com/manuals.

CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician with appropriate training or experience.