iData Research thoroughly covers the orthopedic device market, providing in-depth analysis of the trends that are shaping the industry, updates on new and emerging technology, and much more. We not only provide a comprehensive orthopedic industry overview, but we also delve deep into sub-categories such as the extremities market, joint reconstruction market, arthroplasty market and many others.
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Industry Trends In the United States, hyaluronic acid (HA) viscosupplementation is approved only for osteoarthritis of the knee. However, many surgeons also use the injections off-label in indications such as ankle, shoulder and elbow. If market players were to acquire approval in other joints, it would greatly expand the hyaluronic acid market. Continuous growth in
Industry Trends The long-term growth of the market will be strongly driven by the increasing demand for revision surgeries. The revision knee implant segment is the fastest growing of the overall knee replacement device market. The growth rate will continue to increase, which can be attributed to the rise in younger knee implant patients. Since
Industry Trends Foot and ankle medical devices are used to treat a variety of indications, including hallux rigidus, arthritis, Lisfranc fractures and pes planus (flatfeet) to name a few. The devices included in this study are those for the ankle joint, hindfoot, midfoot and forefoot and toe digits. Ankle devices, which include total ankle replacements,
Industry Trends Cost-cutting measures at hospitals and surgery centers continue to drive down the ASPs of the hip replacement market. The long-term market growth will be primarily driven by patient demographics, characterized by an ever-growing aging population and an increasing number of younger patients. Considering the mature nature of the hip arthroplasty market, the development
The labrum is a ring of cartilage that circles the end of the shoulder blade (the glenoid). This stabilizes the shoulder joint and allows for a wide range of movement. A common type of labral tear is the SLAP lesion, which is an acronym for superior labral anterior to posterior.
The rotator cuff is a combination of four muscles and their tendons that cover the head of the humerus. These include the supraspinatus, the infraspinatus, the teres minor and subscapularis muscles. These muscles stabilize the ball of the shoulder within the joint and enable the arm to lift and rotate. The shoulder joint allows for a great range of motion, but at the expense of stability, as it is not directly attached to the axial skeleton in the way that the lower limbs are.
The meniscus is a crescent-shaped pad of fibrocartilage located between the femur and the tibia. It acts as a shock absorber and prevents friction between the two bones. It also helps stabilize the knee along with the ligaments and protects the articular cartilage of the knee, aiding in the prevention of degenerative arthritis.
Tendons have been traditionally repaired with the surgical use of suture anchoring technology to rejoin a torn tendon directly. One issue with traditional tendon repair is the incidence of re-tearing previously operated injuries. This predominantly occurs following procedures involving the repair of the shoulders rotator cuff tendons and the ankles Achilles tendon.
The hip arthroscopy market can be segmented by device type, yielding five segments: radiofrequency (RF) probes, banana blades, hip access kits, suture anchors and disposable suture passers. RF probes can be further segmented by product type, yielding two sub-segments: articulating RF probes and static RF probes.
The ACL/PCL fixation device market can be segmented into tibial fixation and femoral fixation devices. Tibial fixation includes interference screws, intratunnel fixation devices and washer and post devices. Femoral fixation devices include interference screws, cross-pins, intratunnel fixation devices and cortical fixation devices.
The ACL/PCL reconstruction market can be segmented into the BTB allografts and soft tissue allografts. Growth of the market will be driven by changes in surgical techniques and newer technology. There is a trend towards soft tissue allografts as technological advances make them easier to use.
The total plate and screw market includes both anatomical and generic plates. Anatomical plates are shaped to fit specific bones by having contoured shapes and are typically lower profile than a generic plate. In contrast, generic plates are straight and vary in length to conform to different bone sizes. Anatomical and generic plates are both offered in stainless steel and titanium varieties.
Intramedullary (IM) hip screws are hybrid devices, incorporating aspects of intramedullary nails and conventional hip screw design. They are inserted into the femur at an angle similar to that of hip screws, but instead of being anchored by a plate external to the shaft of the bone, IM hip screws are anchored inside the medullary cavity. The screws are designed for intertrochanteric or subtrochanteric fractures of the hip. IM hip screws are also known as dynamic hip screws (DHS).
IM nails are inserted into the length of long bones and are held in place by cortical screws. These screws pass through the outer cortex layer of bone and into the nail, either at one or both ends of the device. The devices are also known as either rods or pins. IM nails are less invasive than plates and screws and have been growing in popularity to replace plate fixation. The advantage of intramedullary constructions is that they support body weight along with the bone and thus allow for faster recovery.
Cannulated screws are hollowed screws used in the fixation of a wide variety of fractures, in particular hip fracture fixation. The hollowed cavity within the screw allows for precise placement by way of a guidewire into the desired location.
As opposed to internal fixation, external fixation involves the stabilization of fractures by rods and pins that attach from outside the body. The rods and pins are anchored to rigid frames. Unilateral fixators are located externally on only one side of the limb. Circular fixators are ring-shaped and surround the fractured limb. While circular fixators are more cumbersome, they offer more versatility and are stronger and more stable when weight is applied.