Global Foot & Ankle Devices Market - Segmented by Type of Product, Application, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

The global foot & ankle devices market is estimated to witness a CAGR of 8% during the forecast period. Foot and ankle devices are used in the treatment of injuries, which are caused by diseases or disorders, such as osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, diabetic foot, bunions, hammertoes, and several other diseases, like trauma and neurological disorders.

Increasing Number of Sports Injuries and Road Accidents

According to National Trauma Data Bank, in the United States, around 281,000 foot and ankle injuries were reported in a study period of 2007-2011. The rate of the injuries is increasing annually and is leading to a high incidence of foot and ankle injuries. Most of the reported foot and ankle injuries were because of sports. In a study on Incidence and Epidemiology of Foot and Ankle Injuries in Elite Collegiate Athletes, it was observed that 21% of the total foot and ankle injuries are from sport-related injuries. These injuries include lateral ankle ligament sprains, syndesmotic sprains, medial ankle ligament sprains, mid-foot injuries, and first metatarsophalangeal joint injuries. Ankle dislocation is one of the major injuries, and it is observed that around 83% of such dislocations require surgeries. This increasing rate of sports-related injuries acts as a major factor for increased usage of foot and ankle related devices. Other factors include increasing incidence of diabetes and foot related disorders and technological developments, such as automatic foot and ankle devices.

Stringent Regulatory Guidelines

The medical devices categorized under foot and ankle devices are either involved in the treatment or diagnosis of the injury and disease. These devices are under the moderate to high-risk devices classification, and hence, require more regulation, in addition to the stringent assessment process. The medical device regulations change from country to country. The devices must qualify the regulatory requirements of the country where they are to be marketed. The manufacturers have to go through a long procedure to get approvals for a product. For example, an FDA approval requires a time-period of 3 to 6 months from submission to clearance, and this may get extended based on the risks involved in the usage of the device. Hence, the strict regulatory policies are hindering the growth of the market.
Other factors, such as huge cost and reimbursement of devices and lack of skilled personnel to handle equipment are restraining the market.

US has the Highest Market Share

In North America, the United States is dominating the foot & ankle devices market due to the high rate of injuries and huge geriatric population in the country, which are the major factors for the highest market share of this region. Asia-Pacific is expected to record substantial growth during the forecast period.

Key Developments in the Market

• October 2017: Integra LifeSciences had acquired the Codman Neurosurgery.
• December 2017: Stryker Corporation had acquired the Entellus Medical, Inc.


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