US Market Report for Sports Medicine and Tendon Reinforcement 2017 – MedCore
The tendon reinforcement market constitutes a significant portion of the U.S. sports medicine market. Tendons have been traditionally repaired with the surgical use of suture anchoring technology to directly rejoin a torn tendon. One issue with traditional tendon repair is the incidence of re-tearing previously operated injuries. This predominantly occurs following procedures involving the repair of the shoulders rotator cuff tendons and the ankles Achilles tendon.
- Year: 2017
- Scope: 2013-2023
- Region: United States
- Published Date: 7/1/2017
- Pages: 537
- 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 & acquisitionsThe soft tissue reinforcement devices used for this indication include allografts (human tissue-derived), xenografts (non-human tissue-derived), and alloplasts (composed of synthetic materials). These grafts are designed to mechanically reinforce and augment the sutured anatomy, and to promote cellular in-growth at the repair site for improved healing over suturing alone. The rate of host cell infiltration varies according to the type of material used; greater infiltration is desirable for long-term durability of the repair. These tendon reinforcement devices can decrease the re-tear rate by as much as 25%. The rotator cuff is a combination of four muscles and their tendons that cover the head of the humerus. These include the supraspinatus, the infraspinatus, the teres minor and subscapularis muscles. These muscles stabilize the ball of the shoulder within the joint and enable the arm to lift and rotate. The shoulder joint allows for a great range of motion, but at the expense of stability, as it is not directly attached to the axial skeleton in the way that the lower limbs are. The Achilles tendon is a combination of three calf muscle tendons that attach to the calcaneus (heel) bone. These include the plantaris, gastrocnemius (calf) and soleus muscles. These muscles enable the extension and rotation of the foot.
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