The global market for products in spine surgery, which is comprised of a wide range of devices and biologics, is driven by forces that vary to a large degree by product type and geographic region. Consequently, the market breakdown for spine surgery products geographically reflects this.
Below is the 2011 global market for spine surgery products segmented by type and geographic region.
Source: MedMarket Diligence, LLC; Report #M520, "Worldwide Spine Surgery: Products, Technologies, Markets and Opportunities, 2010-2020"
Drivers that vary across products and regions include the relative rates aging of populations, the different regulatory hurdles in each country/region, local clinical practice patters and disease incidence/prevalence rates, such as obesity and osteoporosis, which are intrinsic drivers of spine conditions.
For example, simply considering obesity as an underlying driver, the rates of obesity by country vary a surprising amount by country. Looking at Europe, one can see such variation: