Biomet Spine & Bone Healing Technologies

Deemed Medically Necessary

Health insurance companies provide coverage only for health-related services that they define or determine to be MEDICALLY NECESSARY, which can be defined as a treatment, test, or procedure that is necessary for a patient's health or to treat a diagnosed medical problem.

Use of the SpF® Implantable Spine Fusion Stimulators may be considered COST EFFECTIVE, as they increase the probability of fusion success in patients with specific risk factors(1, 2, 3, 4); thereby potentially avoiding additional surgeries and incremental follow-up.

  • Kane, W.J. Direct current electrical bone growth stimulation for spinal fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 1988.13(3): p. 363-5.
  • Rogozinski, A. and Rogozinski, C. Efficacy of implanted bone growth stimulation in instrumented lumbosacral spinal fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 1996. 21(21): p. 2479-83.
  • Kucharzyk, D.W. A controlled prospective outcome study of implantable electrical stimulation with spinal instrumentation in a high-risk spinal fusion population. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 1999. 24(5): p. 465-8;discussion 469.
  • Source: SpF® Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulator Technical Monograph, BSP196276L 05/10.


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