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Is PEEK cost-effective for spinal surgery? 5 things to know

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:

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