US Market Report for Cervical Fixation 2017 - MedCore
- April 2017 •
- 485 pages •
- Report ID: 4821694 •
- Format: PDF
General Report Contents
- Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends
- Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment
- Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment
- Section on recent mergers & acquisitions
Posterior procedures are gaining popularity and are expected to increase more rapidly than anterior procedures. Anterior procedures are expected to increase at a slower rate than posterior procedures over the forecast period. Posterior procedures are growing as a result of the growing awareness of the clinical advantages of pedicle screw/rod and occipitocervical based posterior technologies in comparison to traditional posterior wiring systems.
Overall growth in the number of procedures performed is driven primarily by the demographics of the target population requiring spinal fusion, but growth may begin to slow over the forecast period due to the emergence and increasing prevalence of cervical artificial discs (CADs). The success of CADs is expected to increasingly cannibalize cervical spinal fusion procedures because they offer a motion preserving alternative for many cervical fusion cases and do not require accompanying fixation devices.
Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure designed to combine two or more vertebrae together, eventually forming a fused bone. Spinal fusion is primarily used for eliminating or significantly reducing the pain caused from the abnormal movement of the vertebrae. Supplemental bone tissue, either autograft or allograft, is used for promoting bone tissue growth. A union of two vertebral bodies is referred to as a single-level fusion. Fusion is accomplished by using either an instrumented or non-instrumented surgical approach.
Instrumented cervical fusions incorporate fixation devices to secure and stabilize the fusion site and interbody devices to fill the intervertebral disc space as well as enhance and promote fusion. Non-instrumented fusions use bone tissue to promote growth, but do not incorporate any implant devices into the procedures. Markets for interbody devices, including those used in the cervical region of the spine, are discussed in a subsequent chapter. All procedures and markets in this analysis are instrumented fusions because they involve the implantation of plates, screws, rods, wiring or cable fixation devices.