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The full report suite on the U.S. market for small bone and joint orthopedic devices includes shoulder reconstruction devices, elbow repair devices, hand & wrist devices and foot & ankle devices. This report also includes plate & screw devices, staple fixation devices and external fixation devices markets.

As the U.S. small bone and joint orthopedic market is adapting to population changes, there is a need for regular updates, revisions and brand-new products being introduced to the market. With new innovations, physician training and proficiency in adopting any new product is crucial to its success. Both sustainable design and proper implantation are essential for long-term surgical results. For instance, the historically poor reputation of total ankle devices remains a hurdle, albeit an increasingly lesser one, for the adoption of total ankle replacement. The quality of device implantation depends on the proficiency of the surgeon and, as a result, the majority of procedures will be limited to centers where a high volume of implants are placed. For the most part, ankle fusion is still the standard of care. Furthermore, physician acceptance for the total wrist implants and DRUJ implants have not garnered the same level of confidence in the medical community compared to large joint implants, for similar reasons. However, this limitation will change as designs improve and durability data accumulates, resulting in more physician acceptance. Total wrist replacement remains a small market, but the change has already begun for the ulnar head replacement market, and shows that products and procedures for the total wrist replacement market have crossed the road of acceptance and will begin growing as more physicians accept.

One of the major drivers of growth for the U.S. small bone and joint orthopedic device market is the aging population. As the population ages, the incidence of osteoarthritis will also rise, therefore driving the small bone and joint device market. The peak of the baby boom generation is often considered to be for those born in 1959; thus, this cohort will reach the age of retirement (65 years old) in approximately seven years. This means that the peak of the baby boomer demographic going into retirement will not arrive until the end of the forecast period of this report. Retiring baby boomers will start to take part in more leisure activities and, in conjunction with the increased incidence of osteoarthritis, the number of injuries from falls and sport activities will rise. Furthermore, with obesity rates in the U.S. expected to rise as the baby boom generation ages, diabetic complications and obesity are often co-morbidities that greatly increase the necessity of foot surgery. Diabetes has a deleterious effect on distal extremities due to the damage it causes to the quality of the body’s circulation. The feet, being distal weight-bearing parts of the body, are prone to ulcers, sores and infection. In the worst cases, amputation is required.

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The full report suite on the U.S. market for small bone and joint orthopedic devices includes shoulder reconstruction devices, elbow repair devices, hand & wrist devices and foot & ankle devices. This report also includes plate & screw devices, staple fixation devices and external fixation devices markets.

The iData series on the market for orthopedic small bone and joint devices covers the U.S., Japan, China, India and 15 countries in Europe including Germany, France, the United Kingdom (U.K.), Italy, Spain, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg), Scandinavia (Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway), Portugal, Austria and Switzerland. Reports provide a comprehensive analysis including units sold, procedure numbers, market value, forecasts, as well as detailed competitive market shares and analysis of major players’ success strategies in each market and segment. To find out more about orthopedic small bone and joint device market data or procedure data, register online or email us at [email protected] for a U.S. Market Report Suite for Small Bone and Joint Orthopedic Devices brochure and synopsis.