Orthopedic surgery is a branch of surgery and a widely performed clinical procedure that deals with problems in relation to, joints, and ligaments such as musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. Surgical navigation is the next generation of orthopedic surgery technology.
Surgical navigation systems are essential component of computer-aided surgery (CAS). This is a concept that supports surgical procedures using digital imaging technology. It allows surgeons to perform pre-operative planning as well as precise surgical navigation of instruments during the procedure.
Orthopedic navigation surgery generally entails four essential steps: (1) pre-operative data collection and processing, (2) patient-to-model registration, (3) intra-operative tracking, and (4) direct visualization. Furthermore, post-operative validation is also crucial.
Global Orthopedic Surgical Navigation Systems Market – Dynamics
The emerging prevalence of diseases such as osteoarthritis is expected to boost the global orthopedic surgical navigation systems market growth. For instance, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2020 update, osteoarthritis (OA) is a serious chronic disease that affects one in every seven adults that is approximately 32.5 million people in the U.S. OA has been linked to ageing and was found more common in people who had other chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Despite this, 18.7 million adults with OA were of working age (18–64 years) in the U.S.
Rising geriatric population is also expected to propel the global orthopedic surgical navigation systems market growth over the forecast period. For instance, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2016, 49 million adults in the U.S. were 65 years or older, accounting for 15% of the population. This figure is expected to rise to 71 million by 2030 and 98 million by 2060, when older people will account for nearly a quarter of the population. Higher risk of chronic disease such as osteoporosis is associated with age factor. For instance, according to the same source, in 2017-18, women had a higher prevalence of osteoporosis than men, and adults aged 65 and older had a higher prevalence than adults aged 50–64 in the U.S.
Increasing use of new surgical navigation systems in orthopedic surgeries is expected to drive the global orthopedic surgical navigation systems market growth during the forecast period. For instance, on November 6, 2020, OrthAlign, Inc., a U.S.-based medical device and technology company that provides advanced precision technologies to orthopedic surgeons, announced the first case that utilized LANTERN Surgical Assistant. Dr. Michael Ast, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, performed the procedures. LANTERN Surgical Assistant is a small inertial navigation system that builds on the clinical success of OrthAlign's flagship technology and provides a foundation for the expansion of features and applications. These factors are expected to support global orthopedic surgical navigation systems market growth over the forecast period.
Global Orthopedic Surgical Navigation Systems Market – Regional Insights
North America may account for the largest share in the global orthopedic surgical navigation systems market in the forecast period owing to the approval of surgical navigation system for spine surgeries. For instance, on August 6, 2020, Joimax, the leading provider in technologies and training methods for full-endoscopic and minimally invasive spinal surgery, announced that the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) had approved Intracs, an electromagnetic navigation tracking and control system. Intracs Navigation System enables spinal procedures to be performed with minimal X-ray control, significantly reducing radiation exposure, access time, and overall duration of the surgical procedure.
Furthermore, due to the increasing mergers and collaborations within the market players, Asia Pacific may witness a lucrative growth in the global orthopedic surgical navigation systems market over the forecast period. For instance, on March 25, 2021, Meril Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., an India-based leading orthopedic implant manufacturer, collaborated with Curexo Inc. of South Korea to bring CUVIS Joint, the world's first active robotic knee replacement system, to India and strengthen the quality of healthcare. The main components of the CUVIS Joint are the Main Console, the Robotic Arm, and the Planning Device. The surgeon and team can use the planning device to plan the surgery a day ahead of time using patient-specific CT imaging. The Main Console with Optical Tracking System (OTS) aids in real-time monitoring and guides the surgeon throughout the procedure. These factors are expected to support global orthopedic surgical navigation systems market growth over the forecast period.
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Global Orthopedic Surgical Navigation Systems Market – Competitive landscape
Key players involved in the global orthopedic surgical navigation systems market are OrthAlign Inc., Joimax GmbH, Meril Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Curexo Inc., OrthoGrid Systems, Inc., Conformis Inc., and Medtronic plc. Think Surgical Inc., Total Joint Orthopedics, Inc., Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc., Stryker Corporation, Smith & Nephew plc., and EPED Inc.