BMP
Bone morphogenetic protein. A copy of a protein which is normally made in the body. This protein causes bone formation and fusion.
Bone Strut
A bone graft which is placed between two vertebral bodies to give structural support and eventually cause a bone fusion.
Bone Spurs
Occurs commonly in the spine due to the natural aging process (osteoarthritis). Bone spurs can occasionally push on nerves causing arm and leg pain.
Bone Graft
Pieces of bone which are placed between the vertebrae that eventually grow together forming a spinal fusion.
Burst Fracture
A common pattern seen in the vertebral bodies when a traumatic episode occurs and causes the bone to fracture (break).