By using the Misonix BoneScalpel, hospitals and health systems can save up to 40 percent in biological grafting material spending for spinal fusion procedures.
Here are five points:
1. Researchers conducted a retrospective analysis of 144 cases, 44 used the Misonix BoneScalpel and 100 cases used 3mm rotating matchstick drill bit.
2. Data demonstrated an average $1,066 (40 percent) cost savings in bone graft material when using Misonix's BoneScalpel compared to use of standard power drill instruments.
3. The Misonix BoneScalpel ultrasonically cuts bone using a 1mm thick blunt blade, resulting in a clean cut that preserves healthy bone to be used for grafting and spares the surrounding soft tissue.
4. Market analysts estimate $1.9 billion is spent annually on bone graft substitutes.
5. Wade Jensen, MD, of the Center of Neurosciences, Orthopaedics and Spine in North Sioux City, S.D., presented the study at the North American Spine Society annual meeting.