This excerpt taken from the KYPH 8-K filed Jan 30, 2007.
Kyphon ended the fourth quarter of 2006 with approximately 300 device sales representatives in the U.S. Internationally, the company ended the fourth quarter with approximately 120 sales professionals. Worldwide, Kyphons field based sales organization, which includes device sales representatives, sales management, and other field based sales professionals, totaled approximately 480 individuals as of December 31, 2006. The company is planning to end 2007 with approximately 580 to 610 field based sales professionals worldwide. This global sales organization works with spine specialists worldwide who perform, or who are candidates to perform, the balloon kyphoplasty procedure and the primary care physician community, to educate them about the balloon kyphoplasty treatment for spinal fractures and the X-STOP® Interspinous Process Decompression (IPD®) procedure to treat lumbar spinal stenosis.
Through the fourth quarter of 2006, approximately 6,000 spine specialists in the U.S. and 4,400 outside the U.S. have been trained to perform balloon kyphoplasty. For 2007, Kyphon expects to train a total of approximately 1,700 physicians to perform balloon kyphoplasty procedures, 700 in the U.S. and 1,000 outside of the U.S. Approximately 1,400 spine surgeons in the U.S. have been trained to perform the X-STOP® IPD® procedure to date. In 2007, the company expects to train approximately 1,800 spine specialists in the U.S. to perform the X-STOP® IPD® procedure.