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Chapter 49: Brazilian Markets for Spinal Implants
In 2005, the Brazilian spinal implant market, comprising traditional thoracolumbar, traditional cervical, interbody device (IBD), and nonfusion segments, was valued at almost $33 million. The growth potential of the Brazilian spinal implant market is tremendous, particularly due to the country's sizeable population and growing elderly cohort. The country's aging demographic will produce a greater number of annual degenerative disc diseases (DDDs), which in turn will contribute to strong demand for spinal implants, particularly for traditional thoracolumbar devices.
[Page 454]Shrinking financial resources dedicated toward the Brazilian public health care system, which supports the majority of health care services, will ...