Research and Markets has announced the addition of the US Market for Orthopedic Braces & Support Devices (Executive Summary) and the US Market for Minimally Invasive Spinal Devices (Executive Summary).

The orthopedic report concludes that the US bracing and supports market is expected to exceed $2.48 billion by 2018. It includes:

- Knee bracing and supports

- Ankle bracing and supports

- Spinal orthoses

- Back soft goods

- Upper extremity bracing

- Soft goods and pain management (including cold therapy and pain infusion pumps)

The spinal orthosis segment is particularly fast-growing due to the strong correlation between an aging population and the incidence of lower back problems that may require spinal orthoses to prevent further injury or control stability post-surgery.

The report provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of market revenues by device type, market forecasts through 2018, unit sales, average selling prices, market drivers and limiters, and a detailed competitive analysis, including manufacturer market shares and product portfolios. The spinal report projects the US market for MIS spinal implants will exceed $2.6 billion by 2018 and that growth in the MIS interbody fusion and MIS pedicle screw markets will continue to cannibalize traditional spinal fusion procedures. The US market for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) spinal implants includes:

- Spinous process fixation

- Facet fixation

- MIS interbody fusion

- MIS pedicle screws

- MIS sacroiliac joint fusion - Spine endoscopes

Positive growth is expected in all segments of the US MIS spinal implant market as a result of the physiological and surgical advantages of MIS procedures.

The orthopedic and spinal reports provide a comprehensive and detailed analysis of market revenues by device type, market forecasts through 2018, unit sales, average selling prices, market drivers and limiters and a detailed competitive analysis, including manufacturer market shares and product portfolios.