Drill Guide Systems and Disposables Market Analysis | United States | 2017-2023 | MedCore
Drill guides are used during the reconstruction of the ACL and PCL. As the name implies, these devices are used for properly aligning the drill bit for the precise creation of tunnels and holes in boney surfaces. The knee is one of the most susceptible joints to pressure and injury in the human body, as its bending capacity is determined by a complex interaction of rotational and extensional movements. The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments (ACL/PCL) connect the bones that form the knee and stabilize joint movements to prevent the femur from sliding against the tibia and vice versa.
Injuries to the ACL are quite common. These injuries can be caused by excessive use, physical impact or wear over time. Usually, during ACL/PCL reconstruction, the surgeon drills holes in the tibia in order to hold harvested patellar tendon with fixation devices such as staples and screws, thus reconstructing the ligament.
- Year: 2017
- Scope: 2013-2023
- Region: United States
- Published Date: 6/1/2017
- Pages: 319
- Type: MedCore
Many arthroscopic procedures are considered as ambulatory surgeries, which are commonly performed in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). These outpatient centers are physician-owned and are known to be more efficient than hospitals. Patients are able to leave shortly after their surgery, saving them time and money. However, ASCs often have smaller budgets than hospitals and are therefore more pricesensitive. This has had a limiting effect on the ASP of drill guides, which negatively affected the total market revenue in the United States.
The knee is one of the most susceptible joints to pressure and injury in the human body, as its bending capacity is determined by a complex interaction of rotational and extensional movements. The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments (ACL/PCL) connect the bones that form the knee and stabilize joint movements to prevent the femur from sliding against the tibia and vice versa. Drill guides are used during the reconstruction of the ACL and PCL. As the name implies, these devices are used for properly aligning the drill bit for the precise creation of tunnels and holes in boney surfaces.
Segments Covered in This Market
- Drill Guide Systems Market
- Drill Guide Disposables Market
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
Arthrex was the leading competitor in the market for drill guide systems and disposables. The company has leveraged the popularity of its reconstruction and tissue repair products to drive sales of drill guide equipment and disposables. Similar to Arthrex, Smith & Nephew has a strategy of closely tying sales of its ACUFEX® drill guide equipment with the companys tissue fixation products, the most recognized of which is the ENDOBUTTON ACL/PCL repair device. The third major competitor in the drill guide system and disposables market in 2016 was ConMed Linvatec. The company launched its Bullseye® anatomic cruciate reconstruction system in 2009. Other companies analyzed include DePuy Mitek and Zimmer Biomet.
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