Shoulder Implant Market Will Exceed $540 Million by 2012
Although the reverse shoulder implant has been used in Europe for over 10years, awareness is only beginning to build in the United States, specificallyat conferences and events. The device primarily targets osteoarthritispatients who want to improve shoulder mobility and live free from pain.Traditional shoulder implants have a prosthetic ball on the humerus (upperarm) component and socket on the scapula (shoulder blade) component. With areverse shoulder, the socket is on the humerus and the ball is on the scapula.
"While lack of surgical training and awareness presently hinder totalshoulder market growth, these limiters will begin to erode over the next fiveyears as surgeons look to specialize in the less established areas of small-joint reconstruction," says Chris Shutsa, Senior Analyst at MillenniumResearch Group. "Furthermore, as patients become more aware of shoulderreplacement options, demand for the procedure will increase."
The US Markets for Small-Joint Devices 2007 report includes coverage ofindustry competitors including Acumed, Biomet, DePuy, Kinetikos MedicalInc/Integra LifeSciences, Stryker, Synthes, Tornier, Wright MedicalTechnology, and Zimmer.
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