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ACE Report #6776
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Bone marrow concentrate improves fusion with allograft in posterolateral fusion

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Allograft alone versus allograft with bone marrow concentrate for the healing of the instrumented posterolateral lumbar fusion

Spine J. 2014 Jul 1;14(7):1318-24

Contributing Authors: R Hart M Komzak F Okal D Nahlik P Jajtner M Puskeiler

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80 patients undergoing instrumented posterolateral fusion with allograft were randomized to one of two groups: one group had the allograft augmented by autologous bone marrow concentrate, while the other group received the allograft alone. Radiographic and CT evaluation was performed during 12 and 24 month follow-ups. Improved fusion rate was observed with the use of bone marrow concentrate.

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