Shaver Blades Market Analysis | United States | 2017-2023 | MedCore
There are three main types of capital equipment associated with the power shaver market: (1) shaver consoles, (2) hand instruments and (3) footswitches. Hand instruments typically have a lifespan of two to three years. This comes in contrast to shaver consoles and footswitches, which have an average lifespan of about five years. On average, each shaver console uses two to three hand instruments. In comparison, one footswitch is generally used per shaver console. Shaver consoles, hand instruments and footswitches are typically provided at no cost in exchange for long-term disposable blade contracts.
- Year: 2017
- Scope: 2013-2023
- Region: United States
- Published Date: 6/1/2017
- Pages: 330
- Type: MedCore
The difficulty in reprocessing shaver blades involves sterilization and quality control. Furthermore, reprocessed shaver blades are not as sharp as new disposable ones. Surgeons may encounter problems with operating on some patients who have higher bone density than others. Most surgeons prefer disposable shavers over reprocessed shavers in the United States.
Hand instruments are used in arthroscopic procedures to remove cartilage, cut tissue and perform bone debridement. A typical hand instrument holds a disposable blade that is covered by a retractable shroud. The device is inserted into the patient through an endoscopic portal without causing damage. Hand instruments are generally controlled by a foot switch that allows operators to have greater freedom of hand movement.
Segments Covered in This Market
- Disposable Shaver Blade Market
- Reprocessed Shaver Blade 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
In 2016, Smith & Nephew was the leader in the U.S. shaver blade market. The company leveraged its broad arthroscopy portfolio and existing surgeon relationships to carve out a leading position in the highvalue disposable shaver blade segment. Strykers Formula hand instruments feature automatic blade recognition and an ergonomic design. ConMed offers a broad portfolio of disposable shaver blades including the Stealth, Signature Series, Ultra Series and other product lines. Other companies analyzed include Arthrex, Karl Storz, SterilMed and Medline.
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