Cartilage Repair Market Analysis, Size, Trends | 2019-2025 | MedCore

  • Year: 2017
  • Scope: 2013-2023
  • Region: Europe, United States
  • Pages: 622
  • Published Date: 07/03/2017
  • Type: MedCore

Industry Trends

The cartilage repair market is seeing significantly more growth in the European countries than in the United States. Microfracture procedures are by far the most common type of operation to treat cartilage damage and account for up to 86% of all cartilage repair procedures in the United States. Microfracture involves the use of two incisions for endoscope viewing and creates small fractures in the bone adjacent to the damage cartilage. This was typically done with an awl, but bone drills may also be used. The process of fracturing the bone promotes the creation of fibrocartilage. As fibrocartilage does not have the same resilience and strength as the hyaline cartilage normally found in the joint, it does not completely solve the issue, but will allow improved shock absorption and smooth joint movement.

Microfracture procedures are the standard by which new products and procedures are compared. Their positive results and low cost creates barriers for new product entry, as new products and procedures on the market must surpass microfracture procedures in terms of cost or efficacy.

Surgeons repairing cartilage damage are no doubt awaiting new technological developments which may likely involve stem cell products offered at more competitive prices. However, an implant that will truly impact the market by providing clinically backed, long-term cartilage repair at low cost remains years away.

Report Regional Coverage

Throughout this research series, iData has covered several countries in great detail. Each country may be purchased as a stand-alone report, tailoring the data to your needs. The covered countries are:

  • United States
  • Europe (15 countries including: Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg), Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) Austria, Switzerland and Portugal)


The Only Medical Device Market Research With:

Unit Sales Growth Analysis
Average Selling Prices
Competitor Shares by Segment & Country
 SKU-Level Research Methods
 The Lowest Acquisition Cost

Highly Detailed Segmentation

  • Osteochondral Allograft Market
  • Meniscal Allograft Market
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation Market
  • Particulated Juvenile Allograft Market
  • Microfracture Adjunct Market

cartilage repair market segmentation map for the united states report by iData Research

Report Data Types Included

  • Unit Sales, Average Selling Prices, Market Value & Growth Trends
  • 10 Year Scope (3 Year Historical + 7 Year Forecast Period)
  • Market Drivers & Limiters for Each Segment
  • Competitive Analysis with Market Shares
  • Product Portfolios
  • Related Press Releases from Top Competitors

Companies Analyzed

The market is drastically different in the United States versus Europe in terms of competing companies. Vericel is the clear leader in the United States, particularly since their acquisition of Genzyme’s Carticel in 2014. However, Vericel does not sell into Europe, a market dominated by TETEC.

Carticel is most expensive cartilage repair treatment in the United States, which is why Vericel holds such a large share of the cartilage repair market. However, Carticel has seen a slow uptake in the United States due to difficulty acquiring full reimbursement.

TETEC’s success in the overall market can be attributed to its leading positon in the ACI segment. The company is headquartered and operates in Germany, originally founded as a subsidiary of B. Braun/Aesculap in 2000.

Throughout this research, iData’s team has studied the following major companies that participate in this market.

All Companies Analyzed in this Study

  • Arthrex
  • CO.DON
  • ConMed Linvatec
  • DePuy Mitek
  • Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF)
  • Osiris Therapeutics
  • RTI Surgical
  • TiGenix
  • Vericel
  • Vivex
  • Zimmer Biomet

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