August 5, 2008

Key Challenges and Issues Facing the US Orthopedic Implants Market announces that a new market research report related to the Orthopedics industry is available in its catalogue.

US Orthopedic Implants Market

US market to rise 9.8% per year to $23 billion in 2012

Orthopedic implant demand is forecast to rise 9.8 percent annually to $23 billion in 2012. The four major product segments -- reconstructive joint replacements, spinal implants, orthobiologics and trauma implants -- will all provide strong growth opportunities. The market for reconstructive joint replacements will gain upward momentum from an aging population and the widespread prevalence of physically active lifestyles, thereby expanding the number of persons suffering from injured and deteriorating joints.

Knees, hips remain leading joints for replacement

Knees and hips are highly vulnerable to degeneration caused by arthritic conditions, and will continue to account for the majority of reconstructive joint replacements. Continuing advances in materials and design will improve the safety and performance features of knee and hip implants and encourage their expanding use in severe arthritis treatment. Among other reconstructive joint replacements, total and partial shoulder systems will post the strongest demand and realize the best growth prospects based on advantages over alternative therapies in the reduction of pain and restoration of mobility.

Advances in product technologies and related surgical techniques, coupled with an increasing prevalence of chronic back conditions, will create strong growth opportunities for spinal implants. Implants used in spinal fusion and motion preservation surgeries, especially procedures for the repair of vertebrae and replacement of degenerative discs, will account for the largest market share and the best growth opportunities. Due to outcome advantages over alternative drug and physical therapies, surgery is emerging as the preferred treatment option for many spinal cord injuries and abnormalities. This trend reflects the increasing availability of high value-added devices such as fusion cages and artificial discs.

 INTRODUCTION  I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT  General  Macroeconomic Trends  Demographic Patterns  Health Care Trends  Health Insurance  Acute Conditions  Chronic Conditions  National Health Expenditures  Medical Providers  Acute Care Hospitals  Outpatient Facilities  Skilled Nursing Homes  Physicians  Patient Activity  Acute Care Hospital Admissions  Surgical Procedures  Outpatient Visits  Medical Product Markets  Orthopedic Implant Market Overview  Regulation  Orthopedic Conditions  Mobility Impairments  Arthritis  Osteopenia & Osteoporosis  Paget's Disease  Orthopedic Implant Procedures  Orthopedic Implant Procedure Revenues  Historical Demand Patterns  US Trade  International Markets  III. PRODUCTS  General  Product Overview  Reconstructive Joint Replacements  Knee Replacement Implants  Types of Knee Replacements  Cemented Versus Cementless Implants  Alternative Therapies  Producers  Product Development  Hip Replacement Implants  Types of Hip Replacements  Alternative Therapies  Producers  Shoulder Implants  Shoulder Anatomy  Types of Shoulder Replacements  Producers  Other Reconstructive Joint Replacements  Elbow Replacements  Ankle Implants  All Other Reconstructive Joint Replacements  Spinal Implants  Spinal Conditions & Procedures  Thoracolumbar Implants  Intervertebral Spacers  Non-Bone Intervertebral Spacers  Machined Allograft Spacers  Cervical Implants  Types of Cervical Implants  Producers  Other Spinal Implants  Motion Preservation Implants  Electrical Stimulation Devices  Orthobiologics  Hyaluronic Acid  Bone Substitutes  Types & Applications  Producers  Bone Growth Factors  Bone Cement  Tissue Implants  Trauma Implants  Internal Trauma Fixation Devices  Types of Internal Fixation Devices  Competing Products  Producers  Craniomaxillofacial Fixation Devices  Types of Craniomaxillofacial Implants  Producers  Implantable Trauma Stimulators  IV. MARKETS  General  Hospitals  Market Overview  Market Trends  Outpatient Facilities  Physicians' Offices  Other Markets  V. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE  General  Market Share  Competitive Strategies  Mergers & Acquisitions  Licensing & Related Agreements  Research & Development  Marketing & Distribution  Manufacturing Activities  Company Profiles  Abbott Laboratories  Altiva Corporation, see Exactech  Biomet Incorporated  Blackstone Medical, see Orthofix International  Cook Group Incorporated  DePuy Incorporated, see Johnson & Johnson  DJO Incorporated  Exactech Incorporated  Genzyme Corporation  Johnson & Johnson  Kyphon Incorporated, see Medtronic  Medtronic Incorporated  Orthofix International NV  Orthovita Incorporated  Osteotech Incorporated  Pioneer Surgical Technology Incorporated  RTI Biologics Incorporated  Smith & Nephew plc  Stryker Corporation  Synthes Incorporated  Tutogen Medical Incorporated, see RTI Biologics  Wright Medical Group Incorporated  Zimmer Holdings Incorporated  LIST OF TABLES  SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  Summary Table  SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT  1 Macroeconomic Indicators  2 Population by Age Group  3 Health Insurance Coverage of the US Population, 1997-2007  4 Acute Conditions by Type  5 Chronic Conditions by Type  6 National Health Expenditures by Type & Source  7 Medical Providers by Type  8 Patient Activity by Type  9 Medical Product Demand by Group  10 Orthopedic Conditions by Type  11 Orthopedic Implant Procedures by Type  12 Orthopedic Implant Procedure Revenues  13 Orthopedic Implant Market, 1997-2007  14 US Trade in Orthopedic Implants  15 World Orthopedic Implant Demand by Region  SECTION III -- PRODUCTS  1 Orthopedic Implant Demand by Product Group  2 Reconstructive Joint Replacement Demand by Product Group  3 Reconstructive Knee Replacement Demand by Type  4 Reconstructive Hip Replacement Demand by Type  5 Reconstructive Shoulder Replacement Demand by Type  6 Other Reconstructive Joint Replacement Demand by Type  7 Spinal Implant Demand by Product Group  8 Thoracolumbar Implant Demand by Application  9 Intervertebral Spacer Demand by Type  10 Cervical Implant Demand by Application  11 Other Spinal Implant Demand by Product Group  12 Orthobiologic Demand by Product Group  13 Hyaluronic Acid Demand  14 Bone Substitute Demand  15 Bone Growth Factor Demand  16 Bone Cement Demand  17 Tissue Implant Demand  18 Trauma Implant Demand by Product Group  19 Internal Trauma Fixation Device Demand by Application  20 Craniomaxillofacial Fixation Device Demand  21 Implantable Trauma Stimulator Demand  SECTION IV -- MARKETS  1 Orthopedic Implant Demand by Market  2 Hospital Orthopedic Implant Demand by Product Group  3 Outpatient Market Orthopedic Implant Demand  4 Physicians' Office Orthopedic Implant Demand  5 Other Markets Orthopedic Implant Demand  SECTION V -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE  1 US Orthopedic Implant Sales by Company, 2007  2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures  3 Selected Cooperative Agreements  LIST OF CHARTS  SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT  1 Orthopedic Conditions by Type, 2007  2 Orthopedic Implant Procedures by Type, 2007  SECTION III -- PRODUCTS  1 Orthopedic Implant Demand by Product Group, 2007  2 Reconstructive Joint Replacement Demand by Product Group, 2007  3 Spinal Implant Demand by Product Group, 2007  4 Orthobiologic Demand by Product Group, 2007  5 Trauma Implant Demand by Product Group, 2007  SECTION V -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE  1 Orthopedic Implant Market Share, 2007 

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Orthobiologic products to post the strongest gains

Orthobiologics will post the best gains among all orthopedic implants. Growth factors, grafts and synthetic materials for the replacement and fortification of diseased and damaged bone are among orthobiologics expected to fare especially well in the marketplace, benefitting from new product introductions and expanding applications in the support of spinal and trauma procedures. Viscosupplementation substances, bone cement, and artificial tissue implants are also well-positioned to capture strong growth in demand.

Ongoing formulation improvements will keep bone cement a leading material used in reconstructive joint replacements and spinal implants. Viscosupplementation substances, primarily hyaluronic acid preparations, will exhibit strong growth opportunities as an alternative to reconstructive implants in the treatment of knees afflicted with mild to moderate forms of osteoarthritis. Bioengineered tissue implants will be leading materials for the repair and reconstruction of injured knees, elbows and shoulders, especially in sports medicine applications.

An anticipated increase in the number of fracture injuries attributable to demographic and lifestyle trends will stimulate demand for trauma fixation implants. The best growth prospects will emerge in anatomically shaped plating systems for complex fractures near joints and intramedullary nails for long bone fractures. Resorbable plates and screws for craniomaxillofacial procedures will also post strong gains in demand as they eliminate the need for secondary, removal surgery.

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Orthopedic Implants is a new Freedonia industry study priced at $4500. It presents historical demand data (1997, 2002 and 2007) plus forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by product type and market.This study also assesses key US market environment factors, evaluates company market shares and profiles major industry competitors.

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