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Surgical Navigation System Market – Insights

Surgical navigation is a method to guide surgery with the help of medical images as the guidance map. Surgical navigation system aims at maximization of the effect of the treatment while minimizing the damage to critical structure. Major area of application for surgical navigation system included minimally invasive and non-invasive surgical procedure in field of neurology, ENT, cardiology, odontology and orthopedics. Surgical navigation system is designed to provide improved intraoperative feedback and alignment validation to surgeons during surgical procedures. For example, neuronavigation system displays human anatomical structures coupled with tracked instrument’s virtual axis, used to optimize craniotomy by locating underlying tumor border. Increasing incidences disorder related to ENT, spine and neurons will propel the market growth. For instance, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2017, in US 29.4 million adults are diagnosed with Sinusitis, inflammatory disease of nose, comprises 12.1% of the population.

The global surgical navigation system market was valued at US$ 673.1 million in 2017 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 6.9% over the forecast period (2018–2026).

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Surgical Navigation System Market Growth is Driven by Increasing Advancements in Medical technology

Since recent past, surgical navigation systems have gained significant traction, due to its capacity to minimize the traumatic risk and enhance surgical precision. Furthermore, technological advancement in surgical procedures coupled with approval of new products for various applications is driving growth of the market. For instance, in 2018, Naviswiss, a medical technology company, received CE mark for its miniaturized surgical navigation for orthopedic surgeons. Moreover, in 2017, ClaroNav received FDA clearance for marketing and sell of NaviENT, computer assisted navigation system in the US.

Market players are adopting various inorganic growth strategies for maintaining leading position in the market. For instance, in 2016, Fiago GmbH, a manufacturer of clinical navigation systems, together with Beta Klinik GmbH, an international private clinic, opened conference center for navigation neurosurgery in Bonn. Fiagon.Tracey technology assists surgeon by visualizing complex structures of brain and spine. Moreover, commercialization and investment by company plays important role in growth of market. For instance, in February 2018, 7D Surgical, developer of optical technologies and machine vision-based registration algorithm for surgical workflow, company provided funding for the commercial launch of it FDA approved Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery (MvIGS) system used for spinal and cranial navigation.

Increasing demand for minimally invasive surgeries is expected to fuel growth of the surgical navigation system market in the forecast period

Minimally invasive surgical procedures are conducted by computer-assisting surgery aided by surgical navigation system. The robotic-assisted orthopedic surgical solution are cost-effective, time efficient and user-friendly. Advancement in technology and increasing surgical products propel the adoption of minimally invasive and non-invasive surgeries. However, minimally invasive or non-invasive surgical procedure is the more opted over open or traditional surgeries in the developed countries like US, trend is expected to spread in other regions in forecast period subjecting to the growth of surgical navigation market.

Additionally, increasing adoption of robot assisted surgery will fuel the market growth. For instance, in 2017, Hartford HealthCare (HHC), pioneered a new and advanced technology at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, became first hospital in New England to use Globus ExcelsiusGPS, a sophisticated surgical guidance system for spinal procedures by Globus Medical. However, the product recalls is expected to hamper the growth of the market. For instance, in 2017, Brainlab’s Cranial IGS System, a navigation system, faced product recall for 1021 units from US due to potential inaccuracies in the display by the navigation system compared to the patient anatomy.

Global surgical navigation system market is occupied by few of the well-established market players such as Medtronic PLC, Stryker Corporation, Brainlab AG, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Scopis GmbH, Fiagon GmbH, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Amplitude Surgical and Siemens Healthcare Corporation.

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Aira Goldsmith is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. She’s based in NYC but travels much of the year. Aira has written for Buzz Feed, Motherboard, The Financial Post, and the Huffington Post. Aira is a business reporter, focusing on technology and markets.