Wedge Osteotomy Systems Market

Osteotomy refers to a surgical procedure mainly focused on the alignment of bones in people with age group less than 60. This procedure is performed for treating various health conditions such as arthritis, correction of excessive rotation of long bones, and deformities including genu varum, coxa vara, and genu valgum. In wedge osteotomy procedure, the elimination of a tiny portion of bone from the inside of tibia is performed with a motive of achieving bone straightening. This procedure results into additional space between the injured bones. As a result, pressure on these bones is reduced, which in turn, helps in the pain relief.

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Wedge osteotomy systems are intended for reproducible and safe osteotomy procedures with an aim to offer relief to pain related to lower extremities miss-alignments. Over the period of past few years, the number of people living with critical level of bone disorders are growing at consistent pace. This is one of the key factors driving the demand for wedge osteotomy systems across the globe. The companies engaged in the wedge osteotomy systems market are increasing their efforts toward launch of new products. Apart from this, they are seen indulging in various strategic alliances with regional distributors. All these factors are likely to help in the expansion of the global wedge osteotomy systems market at significant pace in the years to come.

Wedge Osteotomy Systems Market - Introduction

Osteotomy is a surgical procedure used for bone alignment in individuals aged below 60. Osteotomy is carried out to correct excessive rotation of long bones, arthritis, and deformities such as genu valgum, genu varum, and coxa vara. Wedge osteotomy involves removal of a small portion of bone from the inside of tibia to straighten the bone. This allows for extra space between the damaged bone resulting in reduced pressure and relief from pain. Tibial osteotomy was first performed in Europe during the 1950s and the procedure was first carried out in the U.S. in 1960. Wedge osteotomy systems are designed for safe and reproducible osteotomy procedures to provide relief to individuals from pain associated with lower extremities miss-alignments.

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Increase in incidence and prevalence of bone disorders, rise in product launches, surge in participation of regional manufacturers, increase in strategic alliances between global manufacturers and regional distributors, and rise in health care expenditure in developing and developed economies of the world are anticipated to drive the global wedge osteotomy systems market during the forecast period. However, limited awareness, shortage of trained professionals in lower income countries, and risk factors associated with the procedure which can lead to infection, stiffness of joints, injuries to nerves & vessels, and blood clots are the major factors restraining the global wedge osteotomy systems market.

Wedge Osteotomy Systems Market - Competitive Landscape

Zimmer Biomet

Zimmer Biomet was established in 1927 in Indiana, the U.S. The company manufactures and markets health care products and solutions across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. The company’s product portfolio comprises knee & hip replacement products, foot & ankle, extremities, and trauma products. It was formerly known as Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Increase in product approvals and adoption of expansion strategies to increase geographic presence in developing markets have led to the company’s dominance in the global wedge osteotomy system market.

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Acumed LLC

Established in 1988, Acumed LLC offers orthopedic and medical solutions for patient care. The company’s product portfolio consists of osteotomy systems, lower extremity modular systems, scaphoid targeting guides, and lower extremity products. It has a well-established distribution channel spread across the U.S. and other international markets. Before 1988, Acumed was known as Accurate Machine and Design. Presently, Acumed operates as a subsidiary of Colson Associates, Inc.

Paonan Biotech Co., Ltd.

Paonan Biotech Co., Ltd. was established in 1985. The company has a strong research & development team which constitutes international medical advisers to provide best products and services. Paonan Biotech Co., Ltd. Product operated in following business segments namely; Cervical, Thoraci & Lumbar, Trauma, OA Knee Solutions, and others. The company’s OA Knee Solution business segment constitutes open wedge hemicallotasis osteotomy fixator, focal dome osteotomy fixator, and combined wedge osteotomy plating system.

Major players operating in the global wedge osteotomy systems market include Johnson & Johnson, Stryker, aap Implantate AG, Arthrex, Inc., and Tyber Medical LLC.

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Wedge Osteotomy Systems Market - Dynamics

Increase in incidence and prevalence of arthritis

Arthritis is a major concern for individuals as it is one of the leading causes of disability across the globe. Increase in incidence and prevalence of arthritis among individuals in developed regions is anticipated to drive the global wedge osteotomy market during the forecast period. According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, approximately 54.4 million adults in the U.S. have one or other form of arthritis. Nearly 78 million adults aged above 28 will be detected with arthritis in the U.S. by 2040.

Technological advancements in open wedge tibial osteotomy

Technological advancements in the field of medical science such as 3D printing for open wedge high tibial osteotomy is anticipated to drive the global wedge osteotomy market during the forecast period. In a recent study, digitally planned osteotomy procedures were carried out using 3D printed osteotomy positioning guides by physicians to reduce the risk of human error and time for completing the procedure.

High cost of procedure and associated risk factors

Risk factors associated with osteotomy procedure are anticipated to restrain the global wedge osteotomy systems market during the forecast period. Wedge osteotomy is a surgical procedure that uses implants such as plates and screws to securely compress the site of osteotomy. If not performed accurately, the procedure can lead to nerve damage and infection at the site of procedure, thereby increasing the cost. The average cost of high tibial osteotomy is US$ 20,000. In some cases, a second surgical procedure is carried out when osteotomy does not heal after first surgery. Hence, high cost of procedure is anticipated to act as a restraint of the global wedge osteotomy systems market during the forecast period.

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