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Chapter 66: Global Markets for Powered Surgical Instruments
Powered surgical instruments are used extensively throughout almost all surgical specialties. Although the range of products available to surgeons continues to diversify, the market can be segmented into three main product categories: large-bone, small-bone, and high speed powered surgical instruments. Large-bone powered surgical instruments are used primarily for orthopedic reconstructive and trauma surgery. Small-bone powered surgical instruments represent the most diverse product group because their use spans a variety of surgeries, including orthopedic hand and foot surgery; maxillofacial surgery; ear, nose, and throat surgery; plastic surgery; and spine surgery. High speed products have traditionally been the product of choice for neurosurgeons.