Prairie Spine’s Dr. Richard Kube was asked to weigh in his opinion on the trends in the use of bone morphogenetic proteins in spinal surgery. Check out his answer on Becker’s Spine Review, below!
Richard Kube, MD. Founder and CEO of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute (Peoria, Ill.): I think that usage is certainly regional. In our area of Illinois, I believe that the usage is significantly down. I have not personally used BMP for a few years. I believe that as newer instrumentation strategies and other biologics become available, the usage will continue to be modified.