February 15, 2011
According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on
medical technology market intelligence, standouts in surgical
procedures in terms of growth over the next five years are going to be dental implant,
facial injectable, optical coherence tomography (OCT) catheter, spinal
nonfusion implant, and percutaneous heart valve procedures in North
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Procedure volumes in cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, endoscopy,
urology, and gynecology will grow at between four and five percent
annually from 2010 to 2015, only slightly more than the three percent
growth rate in the over-50 population.
Most of the growth results from predictable population aging. But a few procedural segments will expand significantly.
“The aesthetic and dentistry areas have consistently shown greater than average growth,” says April Chan, Publications Manager at MRG.
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“Dental implants will show a growth of nine percent
and facial injectables 12 percent, both driven by consumer demand for
anti-aging treatments. Otherwise, a few recently developed surgical
technologies, particularly percutaneous heart valves, OCT catheters, and
spinal nonfusion implants, will grow significantly.”
Percutaneous heart valves, launching in the United States in 2012,
will grow 200 percent. These devices treat patients ineligible for heart
valve surgery and also meet clinical demand for less-invasive heart
valve disease treatment.
OCT catheters, first approved in the United States in 2010, will grow
58 percent. This technology permits the detailed 3D imaging of heart
vessels for diagnosis of coronary artery disease, at much higher
resolutions than ultrasound.
Spinal nonfusion implants will grow 20 percent, due to positive clinical results on these motion-preserving devices.
MRG’s North American Surgical Procedure Volumes 2011 includes
procedure numbers from 28 of Millennium Research Group’s 2010
Therapeutic areas are covered in this report are cardiovascular
procedures, dental procedures, diagnostic imaging procedures, facial
injectable procedures, gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures,
nonvascular interventional radiology procedures, orthopedic procedures,
soft tissue repairs, and urology & gynecology procedures.