Transparency Market Research finds, the competitive landscape of the global orthopedic devices market to be highly fragmented with a plethora of players. Some of the prominent players operating in the global orthopedic devices market are Stryker, DePuy Synthes, Smith & Nephew, Zimmer Biomet, Medtronic Spinal, DJO Global, and Arthrex, Inc.
Key players in the market are adopting several strategies such as acquisitions and mergers, business expansion and collaboration to expand their geographical reach, says TMR. In September 2016, Stryker acquired Instratek, Inc., – a U.S.-based orthopedic implants and endoscopic instrument manufacturer. This acquisition helped Stryker fortify its market share in the orthopedic devices market.
The orthopedic devices market is projected to attain a valuation of US$ 65,000 mn by 2026. The market is anticipated to rise at a steady CAGR of over 3.0% from 2018 to 2026. TMR analysts noted the market at a valuation of US$ 46,900 mn in 2017
Increasing Geriatric Population Base across Globe to Boost Market
The global orthopedic devices market is projected to grow at a significant pace during the forecast period. This is mainly because of the growing geriatric population across the globe. Geriatric people are highly susceptible to develop bone related disorders. This is expected to increase demand for various orthopedic implants and devices from this populaces. Apart from this, rising prevalence of diabetes and obesity, poor diet, lack of physical activity, and rising trend of smoking and alcohol consumption are some factors that can cause damage to bone health. This could pave way for the growth of sorthopedic devices market.
Along with this, innovations in the field of osteology such as advancement in 3D printing, robot-assisted surgical procedures, and smart implants are helping manufacturers cut down cost of the orthopedic devices. This is leading to an increasing adoption of orthopedic devices in the emerging economy as well thus offering a significant push to the orthopedic devices market.
Inefficiency and Manufacturing Errors of Orthopedic Devices to Hamper Growth
Despite several drivers, the growth in the orthopedic devices market is hampered due to the rising incidence of device failure and manufacturing errors. This is preventing widespread adoption of orthopedic devices among surgeons and patients, which in turn affects sales. The recalls and associated lawsuits have criticized orthopedic companies leading to loss of reliability in the minds of customers. For example, in December 2016, Greatbatch Medical, has launched faulty offset cup impactor device in the market. The device failed sterility test, following which product recall and associated lawsuit led to criticism for the company for its reckless behavior.
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