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
Interbody (IB) devices are designed to replace the intervertebral discs of the spine, which enhances stability in the region and promotes fusion between the two vertebral bodies. These devices are threaded, allowing them to be used in conjunction with bone graft material. Over time, the packed graft is gradually replaced by natural bone, forming a solid piece. IB fusion procedures typically add a posterior fixation device to the associated level. These procedures are often referred to as 360? fusions, as surgeons will implant interbody devices from an anterior approach and flip the patient over to implant a posterior pedicle screw device. This combination increases the fusion success rate over an interbody fusion device implantation without the addition of fixation devices.
Interbody devices, which are sometimes referred to as interbody cages, vary widely. There are multiple ways of classifying them. In terms of design, interbody devices come as cages or spacers, each varying in size, and shape. For the purpose of this report, interbody devices are segmented by surgical approach and material. Surgical approaches for IB devices include: anterior, posterior, transforaminal, lateral and cervical interbody fusion (ALIF, PLIF, TLIF, LLIF and CIF). IB devices segmented by material include: polyetheretherketone (PEEK), metal or machined bone. Both material and surgical approaches are segmented within each other. For example, in the ALIF market, there are three sub-markets pertaining to PEEK, metal and machined bone. Similarly, the PEEK segment is sub-segmented into ALIF, PLIF, TLIF, or cervical.