Benefits of Being a Titan Spine Surgeon
In the new pay-for-performance era, surgeons are financially incentivized to provide the highest quality of care at the lowest cost, especially in the early post-op timeframe. Therefore, it is in the best interest of surgeons to adopt technologies that help their patients heal and return to activity as soon as possible.
When it comes to spinal fusions, we can help with that. Titan Spine’s Endoskeleton® interbody devices featuring our proprietary surface technology has been shown to upregulate a significantly greater amount of osteogenic and angiogenic factors necessary for bone growth and fusion as compared to other common interbody device materials such as PEEK.1 Importantly, we have also been able to show that it begins the mechanisms of bone growth from virtually the moment it has been implanted.2 In the clinical setting, a separate study found that the length of stay was reduced by one full day for Titan patients versus our competitor's patients while allowing our patients to begin physical therapy 67 days sooner on average.3
And what about cost to the healthcare system? The same study showed that the average total cost of care for our patients during index hospitalization was approximately $6,500 less than our competitor’s patients. Furthermore, it was found that our patients cost approximately $5,000 less to care in the twenty-four months following surgery, resulting in a total $11,500 savings to the healthcare system.3
Titan Spine patients show faster recovery at a reduced cost. Pay for performance? We’ve got you covered.
- Olivares-Navarrete, R., Gittens, R.A., Schneider, J.M., Hyzy, S.L., Haithcock, D.A., Ullrich, P.F., Schwartz, Z., Boyan, B.D. (2012). Osteoblasts exhibit a more differentiated phenotype and increased bone morphogenetic production on titanium alloy substrates than poly-ether-ether-ketone. The Spine Journal, 12, 265-272.
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- Duncan, Jerry. Titan Spine. Maintaining an Edge in the Pay-for-Performance Era: Optum Healthcare Study Summary. Milwaukee, WI: EBA Printers, 2018. Print.