SI joint fusion could explode by 2020 — 5 things to know

Laura Dyrda -   Print  |

A new study from iData Research shows the decision to provide a Category I CPT code to minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion beginning in January 2015.

Here are five things to know about the report:


1. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction could be responsible for up to 35 percent of low back pain cases. There were around 8,000 sacroiliac joint fusions performed in 2014.


2. The iData report predicts the number of sacroiliac joint fusions will exceed 50,000 per year by 2020. But the growth is not expected to be gradual or uniform until then.


3. The sacroiliac joint fusion market is currently 5 percent of the overall spine market; it's projected to reach 20 percent by 2021 if the procedure is more broadly adopted.


4. SI-BONE dominates the sacroiliac joint fusion medical device market, but Globus Medical's presence grew significantly for minimally invasive implants as a whole over the past year and currently holds the second place spot in the SI joint market.


5. Minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion will have a Category I CPT code on Jan. 1, 2015. Multiple Medicare Administrative Contractors, including Novitas Solutions and Palmetto, announced coverage for the procedure earlier this year.


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