AxiaLIF could save $3.5k per spine surgery: 5 key notes

Laura Dyrda -   Print  |

TranS1's AxiaLIF procedures could save the healthcare system thousands per procedure, according to a new economic analysis.

Scott Parker, MD, director of the Spinal Column Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research Laboratory at Vanderbilt University and Matt McGirt, MD, of Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, jointly authored the economic analysis. Here are five key notes:


1. The AxiaLIF procedure could save $3,500 per procedure when compared with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.


2. The procedure is associated with shorter hospital stays and lower hospital readmission rates.


3. Patients who underwent AxiaLIF in a study returned to work more quickly than their counterparts.


4. Medicare approved AxiaLIF with the CPT code 22586 and there are 90 supportive peer-reviewed studies with the procedure.


5. More than 14,000 AxiaLIF surgeries have been performed in the United States.


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