iData Research thoroughly covers the orthopedic device market, providing in-depth analysis of the trends that are shaping the industry, updates on new and emerging technology, and much more. We not only provide a comprehensive orthopedic industry overview, but we also delve deep into sub-categories such as the extremities market, joint reconstruction market, arthroplasty market and many others.
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Industry Trends In the United States, hyaluronic acid (HA) viscosupplementation is approved only for osteoarthritis of the knee. However, many surgeons also use the injections off-label in indications such as ankle, shoulder and elbow. If market players were to acquire approval in other joints, it would greatly expand the hyaluronic acid market. Continuous growth in
Industry Trends The long-term growth of the market will be strongly driven by the increasing demand for revision surgeries. The revision knee implant segment is the fastest growing of the overall knee replacement device market. The growth rate will continue to increase, which can be attributed to the rise in younger knee implant patients. Since
Industry Trends Cost-cutting measures at hospitals and surgery centers continue to drive down the ASPs of the hip replacement market. The long-term market growth will be primarily driven by patient demographics, characterized by an ever-growing aging population and an increasing number of younger patients. Considering the mature nature of the hip arthroplasty market, the development
Image guided surgery (IGS) assists ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists in performing interventions where the shape of the sinus and airways can cause potential complications. The majority of ENT IGS systems are designed for ENT procedures only. However, some companies who do not manufacture a standalone ENT IGS system will bundle their ENT software with cranial software. Lacking some of the specialized features designed for neurosurgery procedures, ENT systems are relatively simple and less expensive. However, ENT procedures are more difficult to visualize than other IGS procedure types as they involve much smaller and hard to reach areas of the human body.
Orthopedic image guided surgery (IGS) systems are used in procedures such as total knee arthroplasty (TKA), total hip arthroplasty (THA), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, trauma and corrective surgeries. During these reconstruction procedures, the alignment of the orthopedic implant is critical and IGS systems are capable of reaching the target alignment within +/- 3°, 95% to 98% of the time.
The market for spine navigation systems, or spinal image guided surgery (IGS) systems, is closely linked to that of neurosurgical IGS systems. There are relatively few dedicated IGS systems for spinal procedures. Most spinal IGS procedures are performed using neurosurgical IGS systems with spinal software applications. Because spinal and neurosurgical operations are often performed by the same surgeons, this arrangement has worked well so far. Certain spinal procedures may require specialized instruments; however, these disposable instruments can be used with non-specialized systems that have the appropriate software. Many spinal IGS systems can be used to assist in trauma procedures once equipped with the right software and accessories. Spinal conditions treated with IGS include fractures, metastasis, spinal slip disc and spinal curvature. Spinal imaging software allows surgeons to perform on the thoracic and lumbar regions of the spine, while many have pelvic trauma applications. Recently, there has been a push to develop more dedicated spinal IGS and robotic systems that would be better suited to strictly spinal or trauma surgeries.
Surgical robotics has tremendous potential to increase the effectiveness of existing procedures and to facilitate novel procedure types. The surgical robotics industry is, in many ways, still in its infancy, with more products in development than currently commercially available on the market. Early surgical robotics systems were based on industrial robots; however, most new surgical robotic systems are designed for highly specialized medical applications, which is a major drawback for most facilities. The types of surgical robotic assisted systems covered in this section are minimally invasive surgery robotic systems, orthopedic robotic systems, spinal robotic systems, neurosurgery robotic systems, robotic catheters and radiosurgery robotic systems.