US Market Report for Spinal Endoscopy 2017 - MedCore

US Market Report for Spinal Endoscopy 2017 - MedCore

  • May 2017 •
  • 455 pages •
  • Report ID: 4895064 •
  • Format: PDF

Spinal endoscopy can be selected for a number of reasons, including observing epidural anatomy and pathology, targeted epidural delivery of drugs and the illumination and visualization of tissues of the epidural space in the spine for assisting diagnosis.

More commonly, however, spinal endoscopy is used as a minimally invasive approach to discectomies, laminectomies and foraminotomies.

Spine endoscopes are visualization instruments that allow for a minimally invasive approach to various procedures and resemble other arthroscope and laparoscope devices. By allowing direct visualization into the spinal canal, these endoscopes facilitate the investigation of nerve compression, inflammation, scarring or abnormalities in the spinal space.

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

There is a growth in procedural numbers for endoscopic discectomies, laminectomies and foraminotomies, as patients who had previously held off on surgery because of the invasive nature of traditional methods are getting procedures done. This market is expected to continue growing, as it is being driven by the increasing prevalence of MIS procedures.

However, because endoscopes can be used multiple times, the number of sets sold will be limited. Discectomies performed with endoscopes are often referred to as endoscopic discectomies. In such procedures, the affected vertebral disc is accessed via a small incision through which an access portal is set up. The portal provides room for the mechanical removal of disc material or removal by laser. Laminectomies and foraminotomies can also be performed endoscopically in a similar fashion.

In recent years, technological advancements in digital imaging have led to the use of high definition (HD) cameras in conjunction with spine endoscopes. This is especially important in minimally invasive procedures since surgeons need to be able to manipulate instruments through ports made in the patient’s anatomy rather than having the entire area visible as in traditional open procedures.