By Laura Dyrda
A new study in the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques examines the cost-effectiveness of PEEK implants for spine surgery.
The researchers conducted a literature review to determine the most effective graft or hardware for one-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion using the Markov decision model. The researchers found:
1. The cost per quality-adjusted life year for autograft, allograft and PEEK cages for cervical fusion was: