Technologies employed in the treatment of spine disorders and trauma have varying levels of acceptance globally. These variations in the overall balance of different surgical spine technologies arise from the plethora of differences in local markets, even on a per capita basis.
Considering two very well developed markets — the USA and Germany — one would expect to see very similar levels of utilization of spine surgery technologies. The reality, however, is that the clinical practices, demographics, reimbursement schemes, regulatory environment, presence of locally active manufacturers and distributers and other characteristics differ enough so that the two countries have noticeably different markets for spine surgery products as represented by each country’s segmentation of the total market by spine surgery technology type. See below:
Source: MedMarket Diligence, LLC; Report #M520, “Worldwide Spine Surgery: Products, Technologies, Markets and Opportunities 2010-2020”.
[Note: The MedMarket Diligence Report #M520 details the worldwide spine surgery market by the Americas (USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil), European Union (United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia/New Zealand) and Rest of World.]