General Report Contents
- Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends
- Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment
- Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment
- Section on recent mergers & acquisitions
Surgeons can opt to install fixation devices from an anterior or posterior approach. Cervical fixation devices are consequently designed specifically for each approach, and the cervical fixation market is segmented by approach. Plate fixation systems are typically implanted via an anterior approach, while cables, wiring and screw/rod fixation systems are installed via a posterior approach. Occipitocervical fusion is an exception; it is performed using a posterior approach and involves the implantation of a plate in the occiput bone in the skull. The plate is then fixed with wiring or screw/rod systems to the cervical region of the spine. Interbody devices, plates, wiring systems and pedicle screw/rod fixation implants represent the devices used in instrumented cervical fusions. It should be noted that a standalone cervical interbody cage is the standard implant used in Europe to accompany a cervical fusion, and anterior plating is reserved primarily for trauma/tumor and deformity cases.