I've had two spinal fusions so far. Both times the surgeon used bone from my pelvis. This time a special INFUSE bone graft will be used. Is this really better than using my own bone?

INFUSE® Bone Graft is a bone graft substitute made from human protein. It is applied to an absorbable collagen sponge carrier. INFUSE has been shown to promote fusion after ALIF. Studies also show shorter operative times and less blood loss with INFUSE.

There are two main advantages to the INFUSE bone graft. By not being your own donor you avoid having a second surgical incision. Since bone won't be taken from your pelvis you also won't have the pain and recovery associated with a donor site.