Medtronic InFuse Bone Growth Side Effects
Medtronic’s Infuse BMP has been promoted as an new alternative bone graft product, allowing individuals to avoid harvesting bone from a different part of the body or using donated bone. However, side effects of Medtronic Infuse may cause excessive bone growth, also known as ectopic bone growth, which may cause severe nerve damage, inflammatory reactions and other serious health problems.
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Medtronic Infuse bone growth lawsuits for individuals who experienced complications from uncontrolled bone formation around the site of spinal surgery following off-label use of this product.
Medtronic Infuse Bone Morphogenic Protein (BMP) involves an aborbable collagen sponge treated with the bone growth agent and then placed inside of a cage that is implanted into the spine to promote fusion of vertebrae. It is a genetically engineered substance, which the FDA has only approved for limited types of spinal surgery, involving a single-level anterior lumbar fusion.
The FDA limited the types of spine surgery where the device may be used due to the potential risk of Medtronic Infuse bone growth side effects that may result if the BMP migrates out of the cage-like structure it is supposed to be contained within.
When used off-label, such as during a cervical spine fusion, posterior lumbar fusion or multi-level spinal fusion, users may face an increased risk of unintentional and excessive bone growth, which can cause nerves to become compressed or potentially lead to:
- Leg Cramps
- Airway Compression
- Retrograde Ejaculations
- Urinary Retention
MEDTRONIC INFUSE BONE GROWTH LAWSUITS
Although the manufacturer knew or should have known about the risks with off-label use of Medtronic Infuse, the company illegally and aggressively promoted such applications, placing their desire for profits before patient safety.
Financial compensation may be available through a Medtronic Infuse lawsuit for individuals who have experienced ectopic bone growth that following surgery, which may have been caused by side effects of the graft.
All cases are reviewed by our Medtronic Infuse bone growth lawyers under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery if obtained for injuries caused by side effects of Medtronic Infuse. To review a potential claim for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.