By Kamran Zamanian, Ph.D., and Dylan Freeze, iData Research Inc.

Growth in the spine market today is largely driven by the rapid rise in popularity of some motion preservation devices, most notably artificial discs, and vertebral compression fracture devices. Certain traditional fusion markets are expected to show strong rates of growth, but the overall market will eventually begin to stabilize in value as minimally invasive spine (MIS) procedures become increasingly popular among surgeons. Though the minimally invasive spine market will see the highest rates of growth, many traditional spine market segments are expected to continue to increase over the next few years.

Interest in the minimally invasive spinal implant market is largely driven by the advantages of minimally invasive surgery over open surgery. These include reduced trauma, shorter hospital stays, lower post-operative medication use, and earlier return to work. However, growth is expected to slow due to increasing penetration of MIS procedures into the traditional fusion market and increases in the competing motion preservation market. The minimally invasive and traditional spinal implant markets are expected to approach a combined market value of …