Stem cells have become a phenomenal buzz word in our industry. Yet, what are we marketing when we take cancellous bone chips and mix them with demineralized bone? Stem Cells? Think of what it costs to inventory these products. The hospital has to purchase an expensive refrigerator. The OR has to thaw out the product. And in the end, all you are getting is what was stated earlier, cancellous bone chips with demineralized bone! So is this really technology or pure marketing?
The Spine Blogger wants to know whether there is a Doctor in the House? We need to hear from someone with an M.D..... Otherwise why not use Bone Marrow Aspirate and Synthetic Products? Will someone let us know!