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
Traditionally, these devices were implanted through open surgery. However, a growing number of these devices are being implanted using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques. MIS spinal fusion is made possible by complex and innovative surgical technology, allowing implantation of posterior screw/rod and interbody devices with minimal surgical damage or harm to the patient. Proponents of MIS report that patients experience less trauma, have shorter hospital stays, use less medication after surgery and return to work sooner than patients who undergo open surgery. Skeptics of these techniques question the quality of the operation and cite that reduced access to the spine may compromise their ability to address the pathology.
Interbody devices, which are sometimes referred to as interbody cages, vary widely, and 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.