China Market Report for Spine Navigation Systems 2017 - MedCore

China Market Report for Spine Navigation Systems 2017 - MedCore

  • February 2017 •
  • 513 pages •
  • Report ID: 5751586 •
  • Format: PDF
There still exists a large potential market due to the fact that many spinal surgeries are still performed free-hand or as an unguided procedure. This is a result of the varying conditions associated with the intraoperative functionality of the different navigation systems. For some cases, a navigation system can simplify and decrease procedure time. In other circumstances it can complicate and increase procedure time without any clear benefits for the surgeon or patient. In addition, operating room staff members must attend a training course for each different system, which adds additional cost to purchasing the equipment and can limit the number of procedures performed if trained staff are not available. In some cases, navigational technology has proven beneficial to standard fluoroscopy, such as screw fixation, but that procedure only accounts for a percentage of total spine procedures.

Abstract
The use of IGS has not become standard of care in spinal surgeries. Navigation systems require a reference point and due to excessive movement of skin surrounding the spinal column, the rigid spinal anatomy itself is usually used as the frame of reference. One of the main limiters to IGS is the preparation time necessary prior to the surgery.

Scope
2013-2023