Register to receive a free synopsis and brochure. Browse the Report Library
More than 160 years ago, Smith & Nephew began its operations in the UK. Today, it is a global medical technology company that is one of the leading competitors in the United States. The business operates in a range of categories, including: advanced wound management, ear, nose and throat, extremities and limb restoration, orthopaedic reconstruction, sports medicine and trauma fixation. However, in today’s blog we are going to focus on Smith & Nephew’s biggest competitors in Orthopaedics.
Orthopedic Small Bone and Joint Market includes reconstruction and fixation devices, elbow repair devices, hand and wrist devices and foot and ankle devices.
Orthopedic Large Bone and Joint Market includes knee replacement devices, hip replacement devices and associated accessories, such as knee cutting blocks and bone cement.
Sports Medicine Market includes Achilles tendon repair and reconstruction devices, rotator cuff repair and reconstruction devices, shoulder labrum repair devices, biceps tenodesis repair devices, anterior and posterior cruciate ligament (ACL/PCL) reconstruction products, meniscal repair devices and hip arthroscopy devices.
Orthopedic Trauma Market consists of devices related to plates and screws, bioabsorbable trauma fixation, intramedullary nails, cannulated screws, intramedullary hip nails, conventional hip fixation, bone staples, bone pins.
Top 3 Smith & Nephew Competitors in the Orthopedic Small Bone and Joint Market (2021)
- DePuy Synthes
- Zimmer Biomet
Smith & Nephew had a notable presence in the U.S. small bone and joint orthopedic device market in 2021. This was due to its notable position in the foot and ankle and hand and wrist device markets and its presence in the elbow repair and shoulder reconstruction device markets. Smith & Nephew’s portfolio includes the Ascension’s PyroCarbon Total Joint implants, NuGrip™ CMC implants, Silicone MCP implants and PyroCarbon PIP Total Joint implants. Pyrocarbon implants are reputed to provide a better implant to bone interface than metallic devices.
However, in 2021, Stryker held the leading position in the U.S. market for small bone and joint orthopedic devices. The company has a notable presence in all segments of the small bone and joint device market. Stryker had a strong presence in the elbow repair market, shoulder reconstruction market and hand and wrist device market. Stryker was the leading company in the foot and ankle segment. DePuy Synthes, was the second-leading competitor in the U.S. small bone and joint orthopedic device market. In 2021, DePuy Synthes was the top competitor in the hand and wrist device market and elbow repair device market. DePuy Synthes also had a notable presence in the shoulder reconstruction and foot and ankle device markets. The company has a strong market position in the plate and screw fixation across all segments of the small joint market. Lastly, Zimmer Biomet held the third-leading position in the U.S. small bone and joint orthopedic device market in 2021. This can be attributed to its leading position in the shoulder reconstruction device segment. Zimmer Biomet held a significant share of the plate and screw devices for shoulders. The company has a notable presence in all segments of the small bone and joint device market.
Top 3 Smith & Nephew Competitors in the Orthopedic Large Bone and Joint Market (2021)
- Zimmer Biomet
- DePuy Synthes
In 2021, Smith & Nephew was the fourth-leading competitor in the overall U.S. orthopedic large joint device market. Smith & Nephew held the fourth position in the knee replacement device market in the United States. Additionally, the company’s portfolio consisted of the JOURNEY™ II Total Knee, as well as the LEGION™ Revision Knee System and ANTHEM Total Knee System.
In 2021, Zimmer Biomet led the overall U.S. orthopedic large joint device market. The company held the lead in both hip and knee replacement, while trailing behind Stryker in bone cement. The company’s leading share of the knee replacement device market was largely attributed to its Persona® The Personalized Knee System, as well as to the Oxford ® Partial Knee. The Oxford® Partial Knee System is the most widely used partial knee replacement system in the world. Other significant Zimmer Biomet brands include the Vanguard®Knee System and NexGen®Complete Knee Solution.
Stryker was the second-leading competitor in the overall U.S. orthopedic large joint device market in 2021. Stryker’s leadership in the U.S. bone cement market was attributed to sales of its Simplex P™ brand. The original form of the product dates back to 1971, with approval for total knee arthroplasty being granted in 1973. Stryker offers an antibiotic bone cement, Simplex P™, as well as the Simplex P SpeedSet™, a faster-setting variant of its bone cement. With over 50 years of experience in this market, Stryker’s bone cements have a strong lead in the market.
Lastly, DePuy Synthes was the third-leading competitor in the overall U.S. orthopedic large joint device market. The company held the second position in the hip replacement market, the third-leading position in the knee replacement market and the fourth position in the bone cement market in the United States.
DePuy Synthes continues to invest in research and development. The company added the Attune® Knee revision options to its product portfolio, as well as the Attune® Revision Fixed Bearing Tibial Base and Cemented Stem for primary and revision surgeries.
Top 3 Smith & Nephew Competitors in the Sports Medicine Market (2022)
- DePuy Synthes
Smith & Nephew was the second-leading competitor in the U.S. orthopedic soft tissue repair market in 2022. The company led the meniscal repair market Smith & Nephew was a top three competitor in the shoulder labrum, biceps tenodesis, ACL/PCL and the hip arthroscopy market. The company has a limited presence in the Achilles tendon market, offering the Footprint™ Ultra PK suture anchors for mini-open Achilles tendon procedures.
Arthrex led the combined market for soft tissue repair and reconstruction. The company’s strength is attributed to its leading position in the largest segment of the market, rotator cuff repair and reconstruction. In 2022, Arthrex also led the shoulder labrum repair, biceps tenodesis repair, ACL/PCL repair and reconstruction and hip arthroscopy markets. Arthrex was the second-leading competitor in the Achilles tendon and meniscal repair segments.
Top 3 Smith & Nephew Competitors in the Trauma Fixation Market (2019)
- DePuy Synthes
- Zimmer Biomet
Smith & Nephew held the fourth-leading position in the U.S. orthopedic trauma device market, with an approximately 9% share. This company has seen its share slightly decline during the last five years but has seen a slight resurgence recently. This is due in part to their new product, the EVOS SMALL,which is seeing strong growth in the United States.
As a trauma fixation market leader, DePuy Synthes makes devices, instruments and implants used for the surgical treatment of bone disease or trauma. It operates through five product groups: trauma, spine, cranio-maxillofacial, biomaterials and power tools. From the skull to the foot, the company develops, produces and markets products for the surgical fixation, correction and regeneration of the skeleton and related soft tissues. It works closely with the AO Foundation, a not-for-profit research organization specializing in osteosynthesis. The company’s more popular distal radius plates are sold as the 2.4mm LCP® Distal Radius System series, which comes in different shapes to account for the different necessary angles.