Study shows reduced operating time and cost per case using Neo Medical’s pedicle screw system
A new study published in Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery shows Neo Medical’s controlled fixation platform saves costs due to significantly decreased expenses for processing, logistics, decreased rates of contaminated instruments, less operating room (O.R) delays, and potentially lower revision and infection rates.
In 2011, spinal fusion surgery was the procedure with the highest aggregate hospital costs (US$12,837 million; 7.1%) with mean costs of US$ 27,600 per hospital stay in the USA. A complex set of instruments and various screw options in diﬀerent dimensions are oﬀered by manufacturers to accomplish this task. Preparing these complex systems prior to and after surgery involves numerous processes that have to be evaluated in terms of time expenditure, logistics, patient safety and total costs. Beyond their clinical outcomes, Neo Medical’s new generation of care implant platforms are expected to improve the eﬃciency of the entire perioperative process, to minimise risks for users and patients and lead to signiﬁcant savings in overall operational costs.