The Medtronic InFuse Bone Graft is a device to help fuse vertebrae in the lower spine in order to treat degenerative disc disease. The FDA approved the device to be used in the lumbar spine, or lower back, however Medtronic encouraged off-label use of the device in the cervical spine, or neck, which can lead to serious complications. Some of these injuries include difficulty breathing or speaking, ectopic or uncontrolled bone growth at or near the site of surgery, chronic leg or arm pain, sterility in males, retro grade ejaculation or other uro-genital injuries, nerve injuries causing severe and chronic pain, cancers and permanent injury or death caused by acute sever swelling in the neck. The FDA issued a warning in July 2008, declaring that the safety and effectiveness of the device in the cervical spine had not been demonstrated and is not approved by the FDA.
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