Implanet announces publication of a cost effectiveness study of the Jazz band for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis


Implanet has announced publication of a retrospective cost effectiveness study documenting the potential economic benefit of the Jazz band in scoliosis surgery.

Ludovic Lastennet, chief executive officer of Implanet, says: “This study is the first of its kind, documenting the incremental profit potential of Jazz when used in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treatment. The dramatic benefits highlighted in this research illustrate Implanet’s continued commitment to delivering technological advancements for improved patient outcomes, enhancing procedural safety for the clinical team, and making a positive economic impact on the hospital’s bottom line.”

Health Advances analysed key hospital cost metrics for two implant configurations in the surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: all pedicle screw constructs and hybrid constructs consisting of pedicle screws and sublaminar bands. The following benefits were demonstrated with Jazz band hybrid constructs:

  • Reduced number of implants per case
  • Decreased procedure length
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Reduced duration of hospital stay.

Savings in these metrics, along with incremental revenue opportunities, result in approximately US$11,700 of incremental profit per adolescent idiopathic scoliosis procedure using a Jazz hybrid construct. In addition, the research quantified a substantial reduction in radiation exposure to the patient, surgeon and operating room staff when utilising a Jazz hybrid construct.

Doria Cole, Health Advances Consultant and co-author, states: “This thorough study included a comprehensive review of the published literature in conjunction with an analysis of retrospective data from 32 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis cases using Jazz and qualitative spine surgeon feedback. The results are particularly relevant in today’s healthcare environment, with increased focus on optimising clinical outcomes in the most efficient and economical manner possible.”