Extremities, or external articulated organs, execute several locomotive functions in a human body. A human body comprises four extremities, which include two lower limbs and two upper limbs. Extremities reconstruction refers to restoration of limbs & its functions in patients, who have suffered from limb removal owing to trauma or cancer. Extremities reconstruction is further divided into lower extremity and upper extremity.
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The field of extremity surgery and implants has been witnessing a number of technological innovations, such as reverse shoulder implant, stemless shoulder implant, mobile bearing ankles, and advent of new & safer implant materials. Advancements in replacement of ankle joint have provided surgeons with more options in treatment of ankle arthritis.
Development of new devices by leading companies, such as Zimmer Biomet’s “Comprehensive Segmental Revision System”, have been providing solutions for implant failures. In addition, small startup organizations are focusing on development of minimally invasive endoscopic procedures for extremities reconstruction, reducing the pain and recovery time of patients. For example – “HammerFIT Extremity Reamer System” has been launched by Instratek for hammertoe surgery. These advancements and innovations are expected to spur the market growth in the near future.
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With advancements and improvements in healthcare facilities, the life expectancy of people across the globe has gained an uptick. However, the prevalence of joint disorders, such as the irreversible condition of osteoarthritis, increases indefinitely with the rise in aging population. In addition, number of cases related to sports injuries and trauma are also increasing. These factors will further drive demand for devices of extremities reconstruction across the globe. Moreover, advancements in healthcare infrastructure are also expected to fuel growth of the market. In contrast, unfavorable reimbursement policies, coupled with complication pertaining to extremities reconstruction surgeries are expected to hinder growth of the market.
Fact.MR’s recent study anticipates the global extremities reconstruction market to register a significant growth over the forecast period 2017 to 2022. Revenues from the global market for extremities reconstruction are expected to exceed US$ 2,000 Mn by 2022-end.
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North America to be Fastest Expanding Market for Extremities Reconstruction
North America is projected to be the fastest expanding market for extremities reconstruction, with sales poised to exceed US$ 600 Mn in revenues by 2022-end. The market in Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) is expected to create an absolute $ opportunity of nearly US$ 110 Mn between 2017 and 2022.
Among types of extremities reconstruction, elbow reconstruction will remain more lucrative than hand & wrist reconstruction, but less lucrative than shoulder reconstruction during 2017 to 2022. Ankle reconstruction will account for the lowest revenues in the market.