The U.S. market for spinal implants is estimated to exceed $8 billion by 2016, while the minimally invasive surgical (MIS) spinal implant market is estimated to reach over $3 billion.

In addition, rapid growth in artificial disc use will fuel the spinal motion preservation market to increase six-fold by 2016.

While many have predicted the cannibalization of spinal fusion procedures by motion preservation, healthy growth in the fusion market is expected. The U.S. fusion market will be driven by a consistent rise in MIS interbody procedures and  is expected to triple by 2016.

Read more about these exciting markets in the following press release from iData Research:

Rapid Growth of NuVasive’s XLIF for the Treatment of Back Pain Fuels MIS Spinal Fusion Procedures to Triple by 2016