Wound Care Market Reports
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Industry Trends In the static compression market, poor circulation in the extremities can lead to venous leg ulcers and other conditions that cannot heal properly. Fluid can also accumulate in the leg, a condition known as edema. These conditions can be treated by wearing compression bandages, Unna boots or graduated compression stockings. Graduated compression stockings
Suturing is one of the most common and longstanding practices in medicine, so despite the increase in other wound closure devices, the suture market is expected to continue growing. However, the improved simplicity and ease-of-use of staplers and skin closure systems will result in sutures share of the wound closure market declining marginally by 2025.
As the number of surgeries performed continues to increase year over year in the U.S., the need for medical sealants will grow accordingly. Over the forecast period, plant-based synthetics will grow in popularity, due to the potential risk of viral disease transmission inherent in plasma-derived products. In addition, price erosion in the synthetic market will
In this market, there are several products approved for multiple indications and surgical specialties, which creates greater growth potential in the market. Gelatin-based hemostats represented the smallest segment in 2018, and will continue to do so through 2025. There is little innovation in this segment and the market is moving towards alternative choices. Hemostats, also
There has been an increase in education on the benefits of anti-adhesive products. Adhesions can cause chronic pain, bowel obstruction and infertility, and it is more expensive to repair an adhesion once it has occurred then to prevent it by using an anti-adhesive product. Some surgeons believe that excellent surgical technique can prevent adhesions from
Industry Trends With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, a shift has occurred which moved care out of acute care centers, due to the cost burden it places on the U.S. medical system. Home care is the most economical place to deliver care; therefore, the lowest reimbursement rate is associated with it. Reimbursement rates
Industry Trends Traditional dressings have a much lower ASP than advanced dressings and, wherever possible, traditional dressings are preferred over higher-ASP moist and antimicrobial dressings. These products will always be a mainstay in the wound care market. All segments of this market will exhibit low growth, as the market is mature. Gauze makes up a
The anti-adhesion market, also referred to as the adhesion prevention market, includes products aimed at minimizing surgical adhesions. Surgical adhesions are fibrous bands that form between tissues and organs, often as a result of injury during surgery. These adhesions can be formed during any type of surgery, including gynecological, abdominal, orthopedic, cardiac and neurological procedures.
Hemostats, also known as anti-hemorrhagic agents are substances that promote hemostasis, the process which causes bleeding to stop. There are a number of topical hemostats used in surgeries. Topical hemostats are suitable for minor bleeding and oozing blood from injured capillaries and venules. Physiologic hemostasis occurs with vascular constriction and is a complex process in which blood changes from a fluid to a solid state in order to control tissue damage and bleeding. Thrombin binds to platelets and becomes activated. They activate fibrinogen into fibrin. The fibrin monomers combine to create fibrin structures that coagulate open arteries. Platelets aggregate at the injury site (the surgical incision) to form a temporary plug.
Tissue sealants and glues are used in certain surgical procedures and for some types of bleeding to seal the edges of tissue together; thus, tissue sealants can also be used to seal blood vessels, causing hemostasis. Even though some products are indicated only for tissue sealing, they can also be used off-label as a hemostat as well.
Wounds resulting from open surgery or other traumas may be closed with a number of devices. Sutures are the oldest form of wound closure devices. Staplers, ligating clip appliers, strips and tissue adhesives compete against sutures with their time-saving benefits, ease-of-use and greater aesthetics. The closure device market has been both fueled and limited by laparoscopic procedures. The reduced exposed area means that fewer closure devices are needed. However, more specialized delivery mechanisms are needed in order to access internal tissues through trocar sites. Additionally, wound closure devices continue to be required for closing incisions made by trocars.
The anti-adhesion market, also referred to as the adhesion prevention market, includes products aimed at
minimizing surgical adhesions. Surgical adhesions are fibrous bands that form between tissues and organs,
often as a result of injury during surgery. These adhesions can be formed during any type of surgery,
including gynecological, abdominal, orthopedic, cardiac and neurological procedures.
A number of topical hemostats are used in surgeries. Topical hemostats are suitable for minor bleeding and oozing blood from injured capillaries and venules. Physiologic hemostasis occurs with vascular constriction and is a complex process in which blood changes from a fluid to a solid state in order to control tissue damage and bleeding.
Fibrin sealants are blood-derived products that are absorbable and form fibrin clots to arrest bleeding during surgeries. Protein-based sealants are generally used to seal large vessels and in anastomoses. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) can be combined with synthetic peptides and protein polymers to form synthetic tissue sealants.
Sutures are a long thread used for holding the edges of blood vessels, organs, skin and other tissues of the body together. There are two categories of staplers: internal surgical staplers and external skin staplers. Ligating clips can be used for permanently or temporarily closing off vasculature or vessels. Topical skin adhesives utilize cyanoacrylate (CA).