Spine surgery technologies: changes in market composition


Markets for products in spine surgery show a decline in spine fusion and total disc replacement, but an increase in intraspinous process spacers and nucleus replacement.  Although the exhibit below displays this only for Asia/Pacific markets, the trend is true globally.


Source:  Exhibit 3-107 is taken from MedMarket Diligence report #M510, "Spine Surgery: Products, Technologies, Markets & Opportunities, Worldwide, 2008-2017."


Despite the recent challenge to vertebroplasty, indicating that its results are equivalent to controls, kyphoplasty offers a more progressive approach, via balloon expansion, to disc compression.

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