Important Safety Information

BRIEF SUMMARY OF INDICATIONS, CONTRAINDICATIONS, AND WARNINGS FOR:

INFUSE® Bone Graft/LT-CAGE® Lumbar Tapered Fusion Device
INFUSE® Bone Graft/INTER FIX™ Threaded Fusion Device
INFUSE® Bone Graft/INTER FIX™ RP Threaded Fusion Device
INFUSE® Bone Graft/PERIMETER® Interbody Fusion Device
INFUSE® Bone Graft/CLYDESDALE® Spinal System

The INFUSE® Bone Graft/Medtronic Interbody Fusion Device is indicated for spinal fusion procedures in skeletally mature patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD) at one level from L2-S1, who may also have up to Grade I spondylolisthesis or Grade 1 retrolisthesis at the involved level.

The following interbody devices and surgical approaches may be used with INFUSE® Bone Graft:

  • The LT-CAGE® Lumbar Tapered Fusion Device, implanted via an anterior open or an anterior laparoscopic approach at a single level.
  • The INTER FIX™ or INTER FIX™ RP Threaded Fusion Device, implanted via an anterior open approach at a single level.
  • The PERIMETER® Interbody Fusion Device implanted via a retroperitoneal anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) at a single level from L2-S1 or an oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) approach at a single level from L5-S1.
  • The CLYDESDALE® Spinal System, implanted via an OLIF approach at a single level from L2-L5.

The INFUSE® Bone Graft/Medtronic Interbody Fusion Device consists of two components containing three parts– a spinal fusion cage, a recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein, and a carrier/scaffold for the bone morphogenetic protein and resulting bone. These components must be used as a system for the prescribed indication described above. The bone morphogenetic protein solution component must not be used without the carrier/scaffold component or with a carrier/scaffold component different from the one described in this document. The INFUSE® Bone Graft component must not be used without the Medtronic Interbody Fusion Device component.

NOTE: The INTER FIX™ Threaded Fusion Device and the INTER FIX™ RP Threaded Fusion Device may be used together to treat a spinal level. The LT-CAGE® Lumbar Tapered Fusion Device, the PERIMETER® Interbody Fusion Device, and the CLYDESDALE® Spinal System implants are not to be used in conjunction with either the INTER FIX™ or INTER FIX™ RP implants to treat a spinal level.

The INFUSE® Bone Graft/Medtronic Interbody Fusion Device is contraindicated for patients with a known hypersensitivity to recombinant human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2, bovine Type I collagen, or to other components of the formulation and should not be used in the vicinity of a resected or extant tumor, in patients with any active malignancy, or patients undergoing treatment for a malignancy; in patients who are skeletally immature; in pregnant women; or in patients with an active infection at the operative site or with an allergy to titanium, titanium alloy, or polyetheretherketone (PEEK).

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in human pregnant women. In an experimental rabbit study, rhBMP-2 has been shown to elicit antibodies that are capable of crossing the placenta. Women of child bearing potential should be warned by their surgeon of potential risk to a fetus and informed of other possible orthopedic treatments. The safety and effectiveness of this device has not been established in nursing mothers. Women of child-bearing potential should be advised to not become pregnant for one year following treatment with this device.

Please see the INFUSE® Bone Graft package insert for the complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, adverse events, clinical results, definition of DDD, and other important medical information. The package insert also matches the sizes of those sized devices that are indicated for use with the appropriate INFUSE® Bone Graft kit. The package insert may be found at www.medtronic.com/manuals.

CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician with appropriate training or experience.

For more information:

Download the package insert PDF, which includes important medical information