Fivefold higher rate of pseudarthrosis with polyetheretherketone interbody device than with structural allograft used for 1-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
In BriefThe authors examined fusion rates after single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, comparing use of a structural allograft with use of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) interbody devices packed with bone graft. The results demonstrate superior results of structural allograft in terms of arthrodesis rates and reoperation rates. Currently, reimbursement rates substantially favor the use of PEEK and other synthetic devices, which the authors believe should be changed based on the results of this study.
Krause, KL; Obayashi, JT; Bridges, KJ; Raslan, AM; Than, KD
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