Europe Market Report for Minimally Invasive Facet Fixation 2017 - MedCore

Europe Market Report for Minimally Invasive Facet Fixation 2017 - MedCore

  • July 2017 •
  • 388 pages •
  • Report ID: 5017999 •
  • Format: PDF
The purpose of spinal fusion is to grow one or more vertebral bodies together to form a fused bone in order to treat certain pathologies.

Plates, posterior fixation devices and interbody devices exist to help stabilize the spine while it fuses and heals. Traditionally, these devices have been implanted through open surgery; however, a growing number of these devices are being implanted using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques. MIS greatly reduces surgical damage to the patient and is much less invasive than an open procedure. MIS for spinal fusion is made possible by complex and innovative surgical technology, allowing implantation of posterior screw/rod and interbody devices with minimal surgical damage or harm to the patient.

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

Percutaneous minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is the least invasive of all MIS procedures. These procedures are performed using small needle-like, tubular instrumentation. The tubes act as a pathway for the insertion of screws or rods. All percutaneous systems use cannulated screws, which have a central cavity by which they are fed along a guidewire in the tube, allowing accurate implantation without directly viewing the surgical site.

Facet fixation is one type of percutaneous minimally invasive surgery in which the facet joints in the thoracolumbar region are fused using facet screws, bolts or allograft dowels. Facet screw fixation offers the advantage of placing a single screw across each articulating facet joint to immobilize a motion segment, thereby reducing the amount of hardware (and therefore exposure) necessary for fusion.

Scope: 2013-2023