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Total Joint Market: Slowly Recovering

Executive Summary

The $13 billion total joint market is facing a number of challenges coming off the recent recession. Although the demographics related to joint replacement remain strong, manufacturers continue to be plagued by downward pressure on implant prices, a slowdown in procedure volumes, and an ongoing shift in hospital purchasing. Many believe that J&J's recent acquisition of Synthes will spark a wave of consolidation in the industry.

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