Europe Market Report for Hyaluronic Acid Viscosupplementation 2017 – MedCore
Osteoarthritis is a condition marked by the degeneration of bone joints and cartilage. Patients who suffer from osteoarthritis experience acute joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, creaking, locking of the joints and inflammation. These symptoms are caused by the degeneration of joint cartilage, subchondral bone and synovial fluid, specifically the polysaccharide hyaluronate. Cartilage and synovial fluid are important for absorbing stress and cushioning joints during normal activity. Progressive deterioration of cartilage and an overactive immune response may also lead to muscle atrophy and chronic disability. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is an anionic, nonsulfated glycosaminoglycan that is naturally present in the human body. It is mainly concentrated in fluids in the joints. Its function is to provide cushioning for joints. Individuals who suffer from osteoarthritis are deficient in these fluids. One of the treatment options for these patients is HA viscosupplementation injections.
- Year: 2017
- Scope: 2013-2023
- Region: Europe
- Published Date: 6/1/2017
- Pages: 494
- Type: MedCore
General Report Contents Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment Section on recent mergers & acquisitionsSingle-Injection Products Single-injection products are the fastest growing products on the market. As per their name, they require only a single-injection per course of treatment. They are less popular in regions like Italy and Germany, where the costs of the three- and five-injection treatments are relatively low. Two-Injection ProductsTwo-injection products are the newest products on this market. As per their name, they require only two-injection per course of treatment. Three-Injection Cycle ProductsThree-injection cycle products are administered once per week for three weeks. These products are generally more popular with patients than their five-injection cycle counterparts, mainly because they require fewer visits to a doctors office for the administration of the product. However, a number of products can be used in either three- or five-injection treatments. Five-Injection Cycle ProductsFive-injection cycle products are administered once per week for five weeks. The therapeutic effects generally become apparent to the patients near the end of the therapy cycle, and will last for up to six months. Five-injection cycle is particularly popular in countries where there is a monetary incentive per patient visits for doctors. This has the effect of making the five-injection cycle products more popular with doctors, as the profit per course of treatment is higher.
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