iData Research, the leading global authority in medical device and pharmaceutical market research, has published a new report series for the U.S. Robotics and Surgical Navigation System Market. The market for U.S. surgical navigation systems or image guided systems (IGS) is projected to reach over $200 million by 2020. Included within the IGS market are platforms with neurosurgical, spinal, ear, nose throat (ENT), and orthopedic capabilities. The fastest growing areas of the IGS market is expected to be Surgical Navigation Systems with spinal surgery capabilities predominantly having both spinal and neurosurgical applications. The cross platform versatility of surgical navigation systems with spinal capabilities is expected to drive the value of this market to over $80 million by 2020, with Medtronic, Brainlab, Stryker, and Karl Storz leading the way.

One of the main trends driving the use of IGS is the integration capabilities with existing preoperative and intraoperative imaging solutions such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A direct example is Medtronic’s O-arm® which is designed to be integrated with their own navigation system, the StealthStation S7 ®, to increase precision and enable less invasive procedures. On the other hand, Brainlab’s marketing approach is to provide systems with an open platform which enables 3rd party instrumentation to be manually calibrated and integrated with their system.

The number of procedures for total hip, total knee and partial knee arthroplasty is growing at a considerably high rate and is expected to continue in the future. “In 2013, nearly 1.2 million total knee, total hip and partial knee procedures were performed in the U.S.,” noted Dr. Kamran Zamanian, CEO of iData. “This number is expected to reach almost 1.5 million by 2020.   For these procedures, clinical studies have demonstrated the positive benefits in using navigation systems in patient outcome studies, including improved procedure accuracy, faster patient recovery time and, lower number of revision surgeries.” Additionally, these outcomes have been noted for all procedures being performed using a navigation system. The shift towards an efficient healthcare system in the U.S. will supplement market growth due to the guaranteed procedure accuracy using an IGS.

Procedure Numbers, Orthopedic Navigation System Market, U.S., 2013 and 2020


Robotic Assisted Surgery System Market

The total market value includes spinal, neurosurgery, minimally invasive, radiosurgery, catheter and orthopedic robotic assisted systems. Leading this market is Intuitive Surgical

The robotic assisted surgery market experienced a significant decrease in growth in 2013; however the market is expected to rebound due to the entrance of new competitors and increase in capital system purchases by facilities. The market is expected to reach almost $3 billion by 2020 growing at a double digit rate.

Robotic Assisted Surgery System Market, U.S., 2010 – 2020


iData’s comprehensive report series for U.S. Market for Surgical Navigation Systems and Robotics –  include the latest data, market analyses and competitor profiles. Main segments include U.S. surgical navigation system market, neurosurgery navigation procedures, spine navigation procedures, ENT navigation procedures.

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