The three main segments of the trauma market include internal fixation, external fixation and bone growth stimulation. The orthopedic trauma device market is further broken down into ten different segments: plates and screws, bioabsorbable fixation, intramedullary nails, cannulated screws, intramedullary hip screws, conventional hip screws, staple fixation, bone pins, external fixation and bone growth stimulators.
In 2020, the European orthopedic trauma device market size was valued at €807 million, with over 790,000 plate and screw units sold every year. The market size is expected to decrease at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -0.4% reaching €783.1 million in 2026. Throughout this medical market research, we analyzed 41 trauma device
Industry Trends One of the major drivers of the trauma devices market is the consistent influx of newer technologies. For example, within the largest segment of this market, plates and screws, the market growth is supported by the introduction of newer materials (i.e. titanium), hybrid systems and anatomical plates. In addition, intramedullary (IM) nails are
The U.S. trauma device market was valued at $3.6 billion in 2018. This is expected to increase over the forecast period at a CAGR of 3.5% to reach over $4.5 billion. One of the major drivers of this market is the consistent influx of newer technologies. For example, within the largest segment of this market,
The Japanese trauma device market was valued at $625 million in 2018. This is expected to increase over the forecast period at a CAGR of 2.1% to reach over $720 million. The main driver of the market is the rapid adoption of newer technologies, mixed with the established medical regulation system. Japanese medical device approval,
The Indian trauma device market was valued at $127 million in 2018. This is expected to increase over the forecast period at a CAGR of 4.4% to reach over $1.15 million in 2025. The current attempts to reform the healthcare and insurance systems in India are expected to be one of the drivers of the
The Chinese trauma device market was valued at $702 million in 2018. This is expected to increase over the forecast period at a CAGR of 7.3% to reach over $1.15 billion in 2025. One of the major drivers of this market is the continuing government initiatives to reform healthcare, medical insurance and reimbursement systems, as
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.
The full report suite on the European market for orthopedic trauma devices consists of devices related to plates and screws, cannulated screws, intramedullary nails, intramedullary hip nails, conventional hip fixation, external fixation and bone growth stimulators.
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.
Bone is naturally piezoelectric, which means that mechanical stress applied to bone alters its natural electric field. Conversely, an applied electric or ultrasound field will alter the mechanical stress within the bone, thereby stimulating bone growth. It is by this principle that bone growth stimulators work, artificially inducing stress to stimulate bone growth as an adaptive response. All bone stimulation devices, except those offered by Bioventus, are indicated for non-union fractures, which include difficult-to-heal or slowly healing fractures. All external devices can be worn over a cast.
Hip fracture is a common injury that is more frequent with age and has an immediate impact on the quality of life. The approximate one-year mortality rate after a hip fracture is between 20% and 30%. A 2007 study in the American Journal of Therapy showed that fractures repaired within 48 hours of the traumatic incident had better outcomes than those repaired later.
Bone is naturally piezoelectric, which means that mechanical stress applied to bone alters its natural electric field. Conversely, an applied electric or ultrasound field will alter the mechanical stress within the bone, thereby stimulating bone growth. It is by this principle that bone growth stimulators work, artificially inducing stress to stimulate bone growth as an adaptive response. All bone stimulation devices are indicated for non-union fractures, which include difficult-to-heal or slowly healing fractures. All external devices can be worn over a cast.
Bone pins are manufactured in a wide range of diameters suitable for various types of applications. This report will cover bone pins with diameters ranging from 0.6 mm to 3.0 mm (Kirschner wires or K-wires) and from 3 mm to 6 mm (Steinmann pins). In general, these bone pins are used for either provisional fixation or definitive fixation.
For provisional fixation, their applications, taking place mainly during the fracture reduction stage, are followed by definitive fixation provided through plates and screws. Provisional fixation offers several advantages, including secure and firm fixation of plate to bone with minimal damage to periosteum, precision of plate positioning and adjustment prior to definitive fixation, reduced clamp use during screw placement and stabilization of fracture for intraoperative X rays.