The objectives of this report are to present a comprehensive analysis of the market for these orthopedic products and forecast their commercial potential through 2015.
This report will:Assess the prevalence of common spinal conditions and trends affecting their projected future incidence
Examine current procedure volumes and associated expenditures, as well as projected increases in demand by technique
Analyze the current market and forecast demand for implantable spinal surgical devices
Describe the regulatory framework and its effect on the introduction of new devices into the spinal market both in the U.S. and abroad
Analyze trends in patent applications and issued patents for innovations that will be altering the spinal marketplace
Examine the drivers that will affect future utilization and rate of adoption of the implants, including demographic changes, reimbursement policy, clinical considerations, and R&D
Identify the product manufacturers that will drive innovation, their market share, and other industry players
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDYThe world's population is aging at an unprecedented rate. Aging populations face increased rates of arthritic and degenerative conditions. This trend is particularly pronounced upon examination of the prevalence of back pain and underlying spinal conditions.
The convergence of the following trends represents the motivation for this report:The worldwide growth of the senior population will strain the capabilities of healthcare providers and the financial resources of healthcare payers.
Patients are increasingly less likely to accept "aging pains" as they wish to maintain a more active lifestyle even with advancing age.
Obesity, which is also increasing globally, wil
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