Hypersensitivity Reaction to Carbon Fiber-Polyetheretherketone Composite Spinal Implant: A Case Report

Brian T. Bueno, Mark Henry, Samuel K. Cho

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Abstract

Case:A 52-year-old woman presented with localized hypersensitivity symptoms immediately after insertion of a carbon fiber-polyetheretherketone (CF-PEEK) vertebral fusion device. After a modified cutaneous patch test confirmed an allergic reaction to the implant, the device was surgically removed. The patient's symptoms were largely resolved 1 month after the removal of the device.Conclusion:CF-PEEK is a commonly used biomaterial in surgical implants. As far as we know, this is the first reported case of a hypersensitivity reaction to CF-PEEK.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere21.00731
JournalJBJS Case Connector
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • PEEK
  • female
  • hypersensitivity
  • middle age
  • spinal fusion

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