Growth and Development in Worldwide Spine Surgery Market

Excerpts from “Spine Surgery:  Products, Technologies, Markets & Opportunities Worldwide, 2008-2017.” Published by MedMarket Diligence, LLC.  March 2008. See link for report description, table of contents, additional details.

 

Exhibit ES-2: Total Global Spine Surgery Market, 2008-2017*

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Source: MedMarket Diligence, LLC

Worldwide, spinal fusion is expected to always be a tool for the orthopedic surgeon, but as a procedure it is starting to yield market share to other, more motion-preserving devices and procedures. In addition, motion-preserving technologies are filling the treatment gap between lumbar back pain treated with non-surgical means, and multi-segment spinal fusion. Motion-preserving devices also leave the option of fusion open as more of a last resort treatment, if needed. As technology advances, populations age and surgeons gain experience with new treatments, these trends are expected to continue.

Exhibit ES-3: Global Spine Surgery Market by Segment, in USD Terms

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Source: MedMarket Diligence, LLC

As can be seen from Exhibit ES-4, in dollar terms, spine fusion revenues are expected to be flat as bone graft substitutes, total disc replacement and vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty begin to replace some spinal fusion procedures. Nucleus replacement, a market in its infancy, will also be increasing during the period covered in this study, but will remain a relatively modest sub-segment of the entire market.

Exhibit ES-4: Global Spine Surgery Market by Percentage and Segments, 2008

Global Spine Surgery Market by Segment, Percentage, 2008-2017

Source: MedMarket Diligence, LLC

Exhibit ES-4 shows the percent shares (by USD) of the product segments. This graph shows more dramatically the predicted shift from spinal fusion towards other technologies. One of the drivers of this trend is the desire by Baby Boomers to remain active into their later years. This means that they will be more likely to opt for a total disc replacement, for example, in order to keep spinal fusion as a more drastic, final solution if all else fails.

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