New Report on Artificial Disc Replacement Now Available - Artificial Discs: The Spine Surgeons' View™

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The Charite™ Artificial Disc was recently approved for use in the U.S. Approval of other artificial disc systems will soon follow. These implants may dramatically alter the spinal market over the next few years. With predictions varying widely, MDMR® surveyed spine surgeons to understand their views on the impact of artificial discs and to learn their specific suggestions to manufacturers regarding the development and commercialization of next-generation implants. Representing 35 surgeons and nearly 1,200 artificial disc procedures, this survey of Charite™ Artificial Disc, ProDisc®, FlexiCore™ and Maverick™ clinical investigators is the most comprehensive look to-date at the current generation of lumbar artificial discs.

Medical Device Market Research, LLC - MDMR®, a leading provider of decision-support and market intelligence to the medical device industry, announces the publication of a new report, Artificial Discs: The Spine Surgeons' View™.

Representing 35 surgeons and nearly 1,200 artificial disc procedures, this survey of Charite™, ProDisc®, FlexiCore™, and Maverick™ clinical investigators is the most comprehensive look to-date at the current generation of lumbar artificial discs. The surgeons who know these products best answer questions regarding:

Market Dynamics

•How will the availability of artificial discs impact surgeon treatment of lumbar fusion patients over the next two years?

Decision Factors

•What are the six key decision factors that will influence spine surgeons choice of discs as more artificial discs become commercially available?

Competitive Positioning

•What are the differentiators for each artificial disc system?

•What are the perceived advantages and disadvantages of each disc?

Challenges and Suggestions

•What are the greatest challenges of disc arthroplasty in terms of access, approach, disc space preparation, sizing, templating, insertion, placement, and revision?

•What are the surgeons' suggestions to manufacturers to address these challenges?

•What are the critical aspects of disc arthroplasty training and who should provide the training?

“This surgeon-based survey report is unique as it provides specific actionable intelligence of value to all companies involved in the development and commercialization of current and next-generation artificial discs, as well as competitive fusion and non-fusion spinal technologies”, explained Greg Heikes, Director of Research at MDMR®.

To learn more about Artificial Discs: The Spine Surgeons' View™, please call 800-889-3130 (512 358-7200 outside the U.S.), email research@mdmr.net or visit MDMR® online at http://www.mdmr.net.

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