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Japan Spinal Surgery Devices Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 80 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Japan
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4997356
The Japan Spinal Surgery Devices Market is expected to record a CAGR of 7.5% over the forecast period.

COVID-19 significantly impacted the Spinal Surgery Devices Market in Japan owing to the strict regulation imposed on elective surgeries during the initial stages of the pandemic outbreak. For instance, the UCSFME article published in 2022 mentioned that spinal surgeries in Japan decreased by 10.1% compared to the pre-pandemic period. The article also mentioned that lumbar spinal stenosis surgery decreased by 19.7%, lumbar disc herniation by 6.4%, and cervical spondylotic myelopathy by 9%. Such a decrease in elective spinal surgeries in Japan during the pandemic period significantly impacted the market's growth. However, the resumption of all elective spinal surgeries after the relaxation of strict regulation by the Japanese government during the post-pandemic period is expected to contribute to the market's growth over the forecast period.

The major driving factors, such as the geriatric population, who are more likely to be prone to spinal injuries, and rising demand for minimally invasive surgeries are e, expected to play a crucial role in the market's growth. For instance, in the JTC article published in September 2022, Japan's population aged over 75 years contributes to over 15% of the total population, and those over 65 years are 29.1% of the total population. Furthermore, the prevalence of sports injuries leading to spinal injuries or fractures in the Japanese population is expected to drive the market's growth. For instance, as per the article published by JNS in August 2021, within sports-related traumatic spinal injuries in Japan, the rate of spinal cord injuries was 13% for cycling injuries compared to 41% and 49% for contract sports and aquatic sports injuries. Thus, the high incidence of sports injuries requiring spinal surgical procedures is expected to drive the market's growth over the forecast period.

As per the factors above, Japan's spinal surgery devices market is likely to grow over the forecast period. However, the risk associated with spinal surgery, the time involved, and the high cost of the surgery restrain the market growth.

Japan Spinal Surgery Devices Market Trends

Spinal Fusion Surgery Devices Segment is Expected to Cover a Large Share of the Market Over the Forecast Period

Spinal fusion is a neurosurgical or orthopaedic surgical technique that joins two or more vertebrae. This procedure can be performed at any level in the spine (cervical, thoracic, or lumbar) and prevents movement between the fused vertebrae. Spinal fusion is most performed to relieve the pain and pressure on the spinal cord that results when a disc wears out due to degenerative disc disease. Other common pathological conditions treated by spinal fusion include spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spondylosis, spinal fractures, scoliosis, and kyphosis.

The rising geriatric population is more prone to spinal injuries and degenerative disorders. The demand for spinal fusion surgery devices is expected to increase during the forecast period due to this population; for instance, as per the Statistics Bureau of Japan data in October 2021, the people in Japan aged more than 65 was 36.24 million contributing to 28.9% of the total population in 2021.

Furthermore, as per the article published by BMC journal in August 2022, the 1-year rate of mortality after spinal fusion surgery for a cervical fracture in patients 65 years of age or older was 8%. Its associated factors were a higher Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) score, a more severe American Spinal Cord Injury Association impairment scale (AIS), and a longer surgical time. The rate of deterioration in walking capacity was 33%. Since the walking capacity was improved in most cases, the adoption of spinal fusion surgery is likely to increase, and the advancements in the field of spinal fusion surgery are anticipated to boost segment growth.

Fracture Repair Devices is Expected to Hold Significant Share in the Market Over the Forecast Period

Fracture repair devices are expected to hold a significant share of the market owing to the prevalence of fractures in the Japanese population, along with the rising prevalence of obesity and the presence of major market players.

For instance, the BMC article published in November 2022 mentioned that 87.5% of osteoporosis patients had vertebral fractures in Japan annually. Additionally, the NCBI article published in October 2021 mentioned that in the Japanese population, endplate fracture was observed in 85.3% of the fracture patients annually. Such prevalence of fractures among the Japanese population is expected to drive the demand for fracture repair devices, thereby contributing to the growth of the studied segment.

Additionally, the rising prevalence of obesity among the Japanese population is also expected to contribute to the growth of the studied segment. For instance, the world population review data published in 2022 mentioned that in 2022, the obesity rate in Japan is 4.30%. Such prevalence of the obese population prone to spinal fractures and injuries due to the overweight is expected to drive the demand for fracture repair devices, thereby fueling the segment growth.

Additionally, the increasing market player's strategies, such as partnerships, collaborations, and others to provide effective fracture repair devices, are expected to drive the growth of the segment. For instance, in October 2021, Otsuka Medical signed an agreement with Teijin Nakashima Medical Co. to transfer the spine and fracture business of its subsidiary KiSCo through an absorption-type split.

Japan Spinal Surgery Devices Market Competitor Analysis

Japan is a developed country and has trade relations with other developed nations. As a result, it enjoys the presence of most of the global players in the Japan Spinal Surgery Devices market. The Japan Spinal Surgery Devices Market is moderately fragmented in nature due to the presence of several companies operating globally as well as regionally. The competitive landscape includes an analysis of a few international and local companies that hold market shares and are well known. The major companies include Stryker Corporation, ZimVie, Medtronic PLC, Globus Medical Inc., and NuVasive Inc., among others.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Increasing Adoption Rate of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgeries
4.2.2 Increasing Incidences of Obesity and Degenerative Spinal Conditions
4.2.3 Rising Geriatric Popualtion in Japan
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Risks Associated with Spinal Surgeries
4.3.2 High Cost and Time Involved in Treatment Procedures
4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD Million)
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Spinal Decompression Corpectomy Discectomy Laminotomy Others
5.1.2 Spinal Fusion
5.1.3 Fracture Repair
5.1.4 Others
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 B. Braun Melsungen AG
6.1.2 Globus Medical Inc.
6.1.3 Joimax GmbH
6.1.4 Medtronic PLC
6.1.5 NuVasive Inc.
6.1.6 Orthofix Holdings Inc.
6.1.7 Stryker Corporation
6.1.8 Zimvie Inc.
6.1.9 Otsuka Medical
6.1.10 Alphatec Spine Inc.
6.1.11 Abbott Laboratories
6.1.12 Camber Spine Technologies, LLC

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • Globus Medical Inc.
  • Joimax GmbH
  • Medtronic PLC
  • NuVasive Inc.
  • Orthofix Holdings Inc.
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Zimvie Inc.
  • Otsuka Medical
  • Alphatec Spine Inc.
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Camber Spine Technologies, LLC