Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Spinal Orthopaedics: A Bright Future for New Technologies?” report to their offering.


– Comprehensive market forecasts of key technology sectors to 2012

– A thorough review of the spinal orthopaedic market worldwide

An examination of key products:

– Fusion

– Biologic Products

– Dynamic Stabilisation

– Total/Partial Disc Replacement

– Annular Repair

– Facet Replacement

– Fracture Treatment

– A competitive review and market share estimates for the 12 leading companies

A review of 71 companies developing novel spinal treatments and technologies:

Spinal motion preservation is just one of the hot topics to capture the industry™s attention “ but what are the relative strengths and weaknesses of the new approaches and to what degree will they impact fusion as the preferred treatment of choice in the future?

The array of non-fusion technologies being introduced to the market offers a great deal of promise for spinal surgery patients.

However, despite the fact that some of these technologies have been in use in Europe and other international markets for many years, the clinical outcomes data available are extremely limited in proportion to the tens of thousands of fusion procedures performed.

In addition, as regulatory clearance criteria in the US and Japan are by far the most rigorous in the world, the paucity of well-designed studies to prove the safety and effectiveness of artificial discs has hindered the launch of motion preservation products, and therefore growth, in these markets.

Competing technologies are changing the treatment landscape:

Although there has been much focus in recent years on the potential of total or partial spinal disc replacement technologies, these devices have so far failed to live up to expectations. There clearly is a need for a viable alternative to fusion and a more promising motion preservation option, dynamic stabilisation, may provide a solution for some patients. Dynamic stabilisation preserves the intervertebral disc and vertebral structure, while also enabling a minimally-invasive posterior approach.

In addition to treatments for degenerative disc disease and deformity, the treatment of vertebral compression fractures is becoming increasingly important. Fractures are often caused by osteoporosis or cancer and their number is therefore increasing with the ageing of the population. Minimally-invasive treatments, such as vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty that work quickly to stabilise fractures and relieve pain are being rapidly adopted and this segment of the spinal market, termed the ageing spine category, is becoming a major focus for spinal manufacturers.

By 2012, the global spinal market will achieve revenues of US$10.2 billion and a CAGR of 12% – with faster growth in the future expected

Although motion preservation devices are expected to take some share from fusion products, this will be offset in the near-term by the rising number of people with spine-related disorders for whom fusion remains the most viable treatment and the increasing adoption of MIS-friendly fusion techniques.

Total Disc Replacement…

The use of current lumbar TDRs is not expected to have a significant impact on the fusion market until products that use the posterior approach are developed, although clinical evidence that promotes current products may lead to a slight improvement in this market. Cervical TDRs represent a significant market opportunity and should experience strong growth once they receive reimbursement approval in the US, which is not expected to occur until 2009 at the earliest.

…Nucleus Replacement & Dynamic Stabilisation

The potential for nucleus replacement products is currently questionable and these products will not have a major impact on the market in the near to mid-term. However, dynamic stabilisation products have already proved their worth in Europe and are expected to drive growth in the spinal surgery market in coming years, with an acceleration expected from 2012 as more of these products become available in the US and Japan.

This report provides real insights¦

For executives working in industry and commerce, the need to understand the issues, players and products in this sector of high-growth potential is essential.

In over 240-pages, the report examines the background to market, provides key figures and estimates for market growth and examines in-depth the companies and innovative products that are driving change.

This report answers key business questions¦

– What factors will drive the nucleus replacement market to revenues of $450 million in 2012?

– What impact will the increasing use of minimally- invasive surgical techniques have on the disc fusion sector?

– What % of the global market will dynamic stabilisation systems command in 2012?

– What is the potential for minimally-invasive spinal technology?

– How might Synthes and DePuy challenge Medtronic™s domination of the spinal sector?

– Which emerging US company successfully launched a lumbar TDR product in Europe in May 2008?

– Why is industry interest in vertebral compression fractures increasing?

Companies Mentioned:

– Abbott

– Alphatec Holdings

– B Braun/Aesculap

– Biomet

– DePuy

– Globus Medical

– Medtronic

– NuVasive

– Orthofix International

– Stryker

– Synthes

– Zimmer

– Allez Spine

– Altiva (Exactech)

– Amedica

– Anulex Technologies

– AOI Medical

– Applied Spine Technologies

– Archus Orthopedics

– ArthroCare

– Arthro Kinetics

– Atlas Spine

– AxioMed Spine

– Benvenue Medical

– Biomerix

– Cervitech

– co.don

– coLigne

– CoreSpine Technologies

– Corin

– CryoLife

– Custom Spine

– Disc Dynamics

– Disc Motion Technologies

– Dynamic Spine

– Eden Spine

– Facet Solutions

– Gentis

– Gerraspine

– GMReis

– Impliant

– Inion

– KM

– Kensey Nash

– Lanx

– LDR Holding

– Life Spine

– MEDICREA International

– Nexgen Spine

– Osteon

– Paradigm Spine

– Pioneer Surgical Technology

– Ranier Technology

– Raymedica

– Replication Medical

– RSB Spine

– Scient™x

– SeaSpine

– SIGNUS Medizintechnik

– Sinitec

– Smart Disc

– Spinal Elements

– Spinal Kinetics

– SpinalMotion

– Spinal Restoration

– SpineMedica

– Spineology

– SpineOvations

– SpineSmith

– SpineVision

– Spine Wave

– Surgicraft

– Theken Group (Integra LifeSciences)

– TranS

– ulrich medical

– US Spine

– Vertebration

– Verterbron

– VertiFlex

– X-spine

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