Collapse of the vertebrae due to trauma, osteoporosis or other causes of weakening of the vertebrae is known as vertebral compression fracture (VCF). VCF is more common in people with low bone mass or suffering from osteoporosis. Some of the common symptoms of VCF include, back pain lasting for more than 2-3 weeks, limited spinal mobility, vertebral height loss over time and kyphosis, disability and deformity over a period of time. Vertebral compression fracture is treated primarily with pharmacological therapy and prolonged bed rest. Surgically, VCFs are treated with minimally invasive VCF repair techniquesin cases where medicinal therapies fail to cure VCF.
Minimally invasive vertebral compression repair techniques include two procedures, namely, vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty. Both vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty involve injection of medical grade cement in the fractured vertebra. Kyphoplasty is a newer and evolved form of vertebroplasty, where a balloon is inserted in the vertebral body and inflated to restore the original height of the collapsed vertebra and is thereafter followed by cement injection. Vertebroplasty successfully relives pain and enhances mobility of the patient; while on the other hand, balloon kyphoplasty not only relives the pain but also restores vertebral height and assists in curing kyphosis. Kyphoplasty has also demonstrated a lesser complication rate post procedurewhen compared with vertebroplasty. This has over the time resulted in higher adoption of kyphoplasty procedures worldwide, particularly in North America. One of the major factors that is contributing to rapid increase in the adoption of kyphoplastyprocedure in North America is the recommendation of the use of this technique by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)for VCF repair when conventional drug administration fails to deliver the desired results. Considering the advantages of kyphoplasty over vertebroplasty, the kyphoplasty market share will rapidly increase in the near future. The global market for balloon kyphoplasty was worth USD 555.4 millionin 2011.
The global minimally invasive VCF repair market is highly consolidated in nature with a handful of companies capturing over 80% of the market share. Well established market players dominate this market with their proprietary products and predatory growth strategies. This market is further characterized by large scale consolidation and collaborative activities such as acquisitions, supply agreements and partnerships. Local players observed to dominate the Latin American countries mainly, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, particularly in the supply of medical grade bone cement. Existence of limited market players has further resulted in increasing price competition among the players, thereby intensifying the competitive rivalry.
Geographically, North America dominates the global minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair market and is followed by Europe. Aging of global population and thereby increasing prevalence of osteoporosis is driving the growth of minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair market. Moreover, early introduction of technologically advanced products, well evolved reimbursement policies and existence of a large pool of Medicare dependent geriatric population are the major growth drivers for the North American minimally invasive VCF repair market. Asia-Pacific is reported to be a lucrative market owing to high prevalence of osteoporosis and existence of large geriatric and osteoporotic population in countries such as China, Japan, Korea and India. Contribution and market share of the Asian countries in minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair market is expected to increase with rapidly booming medical tourism industry in this region. Growing awareness about vertebral compression fracture and increase in the number of research activities in exploring other applications of vertebroplasty in spinal surgeries will further augment the growth of this market in emerging economies.
Vertebral compression fracture is type of fracture which collapses the bone tissue of spinal vertebrae and becomes compressed due to a major trauma such as a serious fall or a vehicular accident. The fracture may also arise due to weakening of the vertebrae which is usually associated with osteoporosis affected patients. Most of the times, vertebral compression fracture leads to loss of height and severe back pain that radiates from spine to around both sides of the body. This report covers the market analysis of the minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair technologies namely, vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty. The global minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair market has substantially increased the volume and quality of vertebral compression fracture repair procedures by assisting in restoring the vertebral height and enhancing patient mobility and thereby resulting in rapid adoption of such procedures. The stake holders for this study include market players who provide vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty therapy solutions and systems.
This research report provides a detailed analysis of the global minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair market and helps in understanding the various driving factors for the growth of this market. The executive summary provides a market snapshot that covers overall information about various major segments and sub-segments. This section also includes the comparative analysis of the global minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair market according to the geographical regions. The market overview section of the report demonstrates the qualitative details of the market dynamics such as drivers, restraints and opportunities that influence the current nature and future status of this field. Impact factors such as market attractiveness analysis and Porter’s five forces analysis have also been provided in the market overview section of the report in order to give a thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario in the global minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair market. All these factors would help the market players to gain thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario and thereby decide upon the business strategies and plans to be incurred in future for the global minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair market.
The global minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair market is segmented on the basis of procedural technologies namely, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. The market estimates from 2013 to 2019 for each of these segments is provided in USD million. A detailed market analysis of the above segments has been provided in this study, based on their market size and forecast in terms of USD million for the period 2011 to 2019. The compounded annual growth rate (CAGR %) of balloon kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty has been estimated for the period 2013 to 2019, considering 2012 as the base year.
In terms of geographical distribution, the minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair market has been categorized into four geographical regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). This section further includes the market size and forecast of the mentioned regional markets for the period 2011 to 2019 along with their growth rates. This report also includes the recommendations, which would be useful for the current and future market players to sustain, grow and establish an enviable position in the global minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair market.
This report concludes with the company profiles section which comprises the key information such as company overview, financial overview, product portfolio, business strategies, and recent developments about the major players in this market. Some of the key players profiled in this report include Alphatec Spine, Inc., CareFusion Corporation, Cook Medical, Inc., DFine, Inc. and DePuySynthes, Inc., Zimmer Holdings, Stryker Corporation, Globus Medical, Inc. and others.