Surgeons and patients alike are becoming more aware of the nonfusion treatment options for spinal surgery, and the number of hospitals offering this surgical option is growing rapidly.
Millennium Research Group’s (MRG) US Spine Marketrack™ survey reported that the number of hospitals performing dynamic stabilization doubled from 10% to 20% between 2006 and 2007, and the number offering artificial disc implantation increased from 6% to 13% in the same year.
A number of new products have entered the dynamic stabilization market in the last 3 years, including products like Medtronic Spinal and Biologics’ Prestige-ST and the X-STOP, Synthes Spine’s ProDisc-C and ProDisc-L, DePuy Spine’s Charite, and Zimmer Spine’s Dynesys.
“Patients are excited about nonfusion technology,” says Kevin Flewwelling, Manager of MRG’s Orthopedics division. “Not only do they benefit from increased motion preservation, but the recovery times are shorter, enabling them to return quickly to their regular lifestyles.”
Source: Millennium Research Group