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Retrograde ejaculation in anterior lumbar surgery with or without rhBMP-2


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Retrograde ejaculation following single-level anterior lumbar surgery with or without recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in 5 randomized controlled trials

J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Feb;18(2):112-21. doi: 10.3171/2012.10.SPINE11908. Epub 2012 Nov 30

Contributing Authors: JK Burkus RF Dryer JH Peloza

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Synopsis

5 RCTs assessed the rate of retrograde ejaculation in 508 men with symptomatic single-level lumbar degenerative disc disease with up to Grade 1 spondylolisthesis. Patients underwent anterior lumbar interbody surgery with stand-alone anterior implants at either L4-5 or L5-S1, with or without recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2). The procedure was done either through transperiton...

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