European Market Report Suite for Robotics and Surgical Navigation 2017 – MedSuite
- Year: 2017
- Scope: 2013-2023
- Region: Europe
- Published Date: 10/1/2016
- Pages: 122
- Type: MedSuite
The full report suite on the European market robotics and surgical navigation systems includes four segments in surgical navigation and six segments in robotics. The segmentation for surgical navigation systems includes systems with neurosurgery applications, spinal surgery applications, ENT (ear, nose and throat) applications, and orthopedic hip and knee applications. The segmentation for surgical robotics systems includes spinal, neurosurgery, minimally invasive surgery (MIS), radiosurgery, catheter and orthopedic robotically assisted systems.
The shift from open cavity procedures to minimally invasive procedures has already occurred within Europe. For hospitals to attract top talent, they must be equipped with the latest in high-tech equipment and facilities in order to increase efficiency for the surgeon. Incorporating surgical navigation and robotic systems into operating rooms helps institutions promote themselves as industry leaders. Surgical navigation is a more established technology which has become the standard of care in neurosurgery, with adoption increasing in other segments. In addition, the growth of the surgical robotics market is expected to broaden the variety of procedures that can be done using a minimally invasive approach while reinforcing existing clinical benefits. For many procedures, the use of an image guided surgery (IGS) or robotic system increases the duration of the operation. Facilities and surgeons will therefore lose money as they are forced to schedule fewer procedures. This delay has decreased with newer models; however, any increase in time may reduce the number of operations that can be scheduled in a facility. This negatively impacts both surgeons and facilities, and can make potential clients less willing to pay the high costs associated with robotics systems. Surgical navigation systems are often marketed by implant companies and bundled with other products, while robotics companies have traditionally been smaller and focused on a narrower range of technologies. However, partnerships have led to a series of acquisitions of smaller robotics companies by larger, more established medical device companies. Since the technologies can be considered competitors, this trend is expected to continue as robotic technology becomes more widely adopted and accepted.
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Surgical booms were introduced to the operating room (OR) environment in the 1990s. Initially, surgical
booms were installed in order to reduce the clutter caused by having multiple carts surrounding the
surgeon and the operating team.
Surgical lighting equipment is installed on ceiling-suspended mobile arms. These lighting arms are often
equipped with monitor arm extensions that hold a surgical monitor and contain any power and fiber optic
cables required for its operation. It is often installed with surgical equipment booms as a package.
The market for video, high-tech and integrated OR equipment includes integrated ORs, hybrid
ORs, surgical camera systems, image capture devices, surgical displays, light sources, surgical
lighting, surgical booms and surgical tables.
The market for surgical tables in China is a fairly mature market with most new sales going towards the
replacement of older tables. Due to the large existing installed base, there are a significant number of used
and refurbished models being sold along with new models. Although a number of tables were sold to
newly constructed operating rooms (ORs), that number is modest and does not constitute a significant
share of the market. However, opportunity for growth exists in the hybrid OR market for image guided
surgery tables. Additionally, demand from newly integrated facilities is expected to further drive growth
in the number of units sold in the future.