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In the estimated €600 million total European orthopedic soft tissue repair and sports medicine market, the largest segment is represented by the ACL/PCL fixation device market. The ACL/PCL fixation device market is segmented into tibial and femoral fixation devices. However, the femoral fixation market is expected to grow at a much faster pace than the tibial fixation market, fueled by increased use of versatile intratunnel devices within the femoral fixation market versus traditional cortical fixation units.
“The most commonly used devices in tibial fixation are interference screws. These devices have long been the go-to solution for both ACL/PCL fixations,” explains Dr. Kamran Zamanian, CEO of iData. “However, the interference screw market will be cannibalized by newer intratunnel devices, which retain their anatomical rotation compared to traditional interference screws. The higher value of the femoral fixation market has been due to high procedure numbers coupled with higher average selling prices for femoral fixation devices.”
Other key findings from the iData Research report entitled European Markets for Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair & Sports Medicine:
Osteoconductivity and Absorption
Osteoconductivity is the ability of implant material to provide a scaffold pathway on which osteoblasts can produce new bone. The trend to combine osteoconductivity with absorption is expected to drive the market for ACL/PCL fixation devices in the future. Biocomposite devices which are bio-absorbable demand a premium price, which will drive market growth.
Arthrex led the combined ACL/PCL fixation market with almost 30% market share in 2014 due to their commanding presence in the lucrative intratunnel device segment. They also offered a variety of metal, PLA resorbable, biocomposite, and PEEK versions of all of their ACL/PCL fixation devices. The popularity of their assorted fixation options, coupled with a large distribution channel covering Germany, Spain, Austria and Switzerland, allowed them to maintain their leading position in the European market.
Other notable competitors in the European ACL/PCL fixation device market include Smith & Nephew, DePuy Mitek, ConMed Linvatec, Biomet, Stryker, ArthroCare, Covidien, and Tornier among others.
For Further Information
More on the ACL/PCL fixation device market in Europe can be found in the report series published by iData entitled European Markets for Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair & Sports Medicine. This report covers Europe markets for ACL/PCL reconstruction, ACL/PCL fixation devices, cartilage repair, meniscal repair, rotator cuff repair, shoulder labrum repair, rotator cuff graft repair, and hip arthroscopy.
The iData series on the market for soft tissue repair and sports medicine covers the U.S., Brazil, China, Japan, India, U.K., Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Full reports also provide a comprehensive analysis including units sold, procedure numbers, market value, forecasts, as well as detailed competitive market shares and analysis of major players’ success strategies in each market and segment.
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