Surgical navigation utilizes computer software and tools to carry out surgical procedures less invasively and safely. The global surgical navigation market is growing at significant rate, due to mounting occurrence of neurological and orthopedic disorders and expanding geriatric population. Different applications contributed to the surgical navigation market size. The market has witnessed high demand for optical navigation system over the last few years due to budding alertness regarding the benefits of optical systems and decreasing radiation exposure.
Insight by Technology
On the basis of technology, the market is subdivided into hybrid navigation systems, optical navigation systems, and electromagnetic (EM) navigation systems. Optical navigation systems market is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period. The category also accounted the largest share in the market due to its benefits such as budding alertness regarding the benefits of optical systems, decreasing radiation exposure, mounting implementation of optical technologies such as fluoroscopy and more accurate during complicated surgeries.
Insight by Application
On the basis of application, the surgical navigation market is subdivided into dental navigation, ENT navigation, spinal navigation, neuro navigation and orthopedic navigation. ENT navigation market is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the market during the forecast period, due to mounting prevalence of ENT disorders such as sinusitis, mounting adoption of navigation system in ambulatory setting, and novel product launches and sanctions.
Insight by Patient Care Setting
On the basis of patient care setting, the market is segmented into ambulatory settings and physician practice and hospitals. The larger number of patients enduring treatments in hospitals, and execution of government initiatives for fitting surgical navigation systems in hospitals are the factors growing the demand for these solutions in hospitals. Among the all patient care settings, the hospital accounted the largest share in the surgical navigation market. In addition, ambulatory settings and physician practice is expected to exhibit the fastest growth rate due to mounting recognition of systems in ambulatory settings and growing patient inclination towards clinics.
The escalating occurrence of orthopedic & neurology disorder, mounting occurrence of ENT disorders, mounting healthcare expenditure, technological improvements and novel product introductions and upsurge in regulatory approvals are the primary growth drivers for surgical navigation market. For instance, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) by 2050, globally it is estimated 900 million people will have disabling hearing loss. Moreover, 60 percent of childhood hearing loss is due to preventable causes.
Mounting acceptance of minimally invasive surgical procedures is also driving the growth of the surgical navigation market. Need for minimally invasive surgeries is mounting globally due to benefit of minimally invasive surgeries such as speedy wound healing, reduced pain to the patient and decreased hospital stay.
Recognition of surgical navigation systems in ambulatory settings, expanding geriatric population and budding government finance plans for research and development activities are also facilitating the growth for the surgical navigation market. For instance, according to WHO, globally in 2010 approximately 524 million people were aged 65 years and older, and is expected to reach 1.5 billion in 2050.
The high cost of navigation system and product recalls are the major challenges for the growth of surgical navigation market.
Globally, the manufacturing companies trying to enter the surgical navigation market are required to maintain stringent regulatory standards. Moreover, the high level of capital requirement also poses a major barrier for the entry of new players. This offers an edge to the established players in the industry competition.
Geographically, North America is the largest surgical navigation market as in the region the acceptance of minimally invasive surgery is increasing. Mounting occurrence of ENT disorder, government support for the progress of these systems, mounting acceptance by ambulatory settings, expanding geriatric population, and escalating regulatory sanctions are also up surging growth of the North American surgical navigation industry. For instance, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2012 approximately 43.1 million people were aged 65 years and older in the U.S. and is expected to reach 83.7 million in 2050.
Asia-Pacific is observed to witness the fastest growth in the market, as the region comprises of large population base. In addition, mounting occurrence of orthopedic disorder, boosting medical tourism, refining healthcare infrastructure, mounting healthcare expenditure and expanding geriatric population are also creating a positive impact on the surgical navigation industry growth in the region.
Key players in the surgical navigation market are catering the demand of these devices by investing on technologically advanced products in their product portfolio across the globe. In September 2017, Medtronic PLC launched StealthStation ENT, a surgical navigation system for surgeons to treat conditions within the ear, nose, and throat. It helps to improve the visualization and augmented effectiveness for surgery of the skull base and sinuses.
In addition in April 2017, Medtronic PLC launched StealthStation for neurosurgery. It provides flexibility, improved registration, easiness of use, and progressive visualization for tradition procedural workflows. Medtronic PLC, Amplitude Surgical, Brainlab AG, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Fiagon GmbH, Scopis GmbH, Karl Storz GmbH & Co. Kg, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Stryker Corporation, Inc., and Siemens AG are the key players offering surgical navigation solutions.