Analysis of Orthopedic Braces and Support System market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more
The global orthopedic braces and support system market was valued at around US$ 3 Bn in 2020, which amounts to around 11% share of the overall orthopedic devices market. Sales of orthopedic braces and support systems are slated to accelerate at a CAGR of 6% to top US$ 5.5 Bn by 2031. Demand for knee braces and supports is set to increase at a CAGR of 5% across the assessment period of 2021 to 2031.
|Orthopedic Braces and Support System Market Size Value in 2020||US$ 3 Bn|
|Sales Forecast for Orthopedic Braces and Support Systems by 2031||US$ 5.5 Bn|
|Global Market Growth Rate (2021 to 2031)||6% CAGR|
|Share of Top 5 Companies||50%|
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As per Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the global market for orthopedic braces and support systems was valued at US$ 3 Bn in 2020.
Growing prevalence of arthritis, spinal deformities, sciatic nerve, impaired muscle, paralysis, fractures, and strokes has led to an upsurge in demand for orthopedic braces & supports across regions.
Improper and heavy lifting leads to bulging or ruptured disks, scoliosis and stress-induced back pain. This is also a factor why demand for splints and braces is increasing.
Rising incidence of foot-related problems is fueling demand for orthopedic leg braces and other braces in orthopedics globally, thereby benefitting the splints and braces market on the whole.
Latest innovations in orthopedic braces and support systems, prominent presence of leading companies in the orthopedic braces & support system market, and growing demand for upper extremity braces and supports and post-operational knee braces are all expected to fuel market growth over the coming years, at a 6% CAGR through 2031.
Top manufacturers of orthopedic braces and supports are increasingly focusing on designing braces in orthopedics in line with smart technology. Some of the recently launched orthopedic products equipped with smart technology include step smart braces, smart AFO braces, and smart spine braces.
Companies operating in this industry are focusing on product innovation and developments to gain a competitive edge over other market players. To gain traction in the global market, companies are manufacturing smart braces with features that enable the skin to breathe and avoid developing bad smells.
Manufacturers are increasingly adopting anatomical modelling software applications and hypoallergenic materials for enhanced accuracy and efficiency in designing the product.
As these devices are lightweight and water resistant, the demand for hip, back, & spine braces and supports, lower spine braces and supports, and shoulder braces and supports is likely to increase in the healthcare industry.
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Orthopedic braces and support sales are being restrained by the widespread use of pain drugs. More people are relying on pain relievers for pains associated with orthopedic illnesses rather than using correct orthopedic products.
For the proper therapy of orthopedic ailments and diseases, the bracing products market is replied upon heavily, with physicians and orthopedic surgeons finding these products clinically important for specific circumstances.
Patients do not qualify for the use of bracing products in several cases. Due to the exertion of significant physical forces, which might enhance the severity of knee injuries, obese individuals are not permitted to use prophylactic knee braces.
Because of the significant muscle mass in the affected area, patients with edema and deconditioning are unable to use orthopedic braces resulting in the negative impact on orthopedic leg brace sales.
As a result, one of the key issues limiting the widespread adoption of bracing-mediated orthopedic treatment is a limited patient qualification, which is projected to hamper the orthopedic products industry.
North America is likely to be a major revenue-generating region, with revenue growing 1.3X by 2031. Increased favorable reimbursement and insurance policies as well as government regulations for product commercialization are driving market growth.
Rise in musculoskeletal disorders and growing cases of sports-related injuries are factors fueling demand for orthopedic braces and supports in the region. Furthermore, presence of key companies with a large market share is another factor fueling the sales of knee braces for osteoarthritis and ligament injuries in the region.
Increasing sales of knee braces and supports in Spain, growing demand for OTC braces and supports in Germany, and rising demand for orthopedic braces and support systems in the U.K are all making a significant contribution to global market growth prospects for orthopedic braces and support systems.
The U.S. orthopedic braces and support system market is the largest in North America and is expected to increase 1.7X in valuation by 2031.
According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 8.6 million sports injuries occur each year in the country. Rising geriatric population is a contributing element boosting the demand for hinged braces and supports, hard braces and supports, and wrist braces and supports in the country.
Key manufacturers of orthopedic braces & supports, as well as startups, are attracting global firms to invest in the U.S. market. Owing to these factors, the United States is said to hold a considerable market share.
China has a large geriatric population, which drives demand for ankle braces and supports and upper spine orthoses. The market in China is expected to grow at a high rate because of well-developed healthcare infrastructure, modern products, and skilled experts.
Presence of modern manufacturing facilities and technologies as well as rising demand for advanced therapies and products are expected to boost sales of orthopedic braces and supports in China.
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Increasing instances of injuries in legs and knees has led to a surge in the sales of knee braces and supports. Sales of knee braces and supports are expected to increase by 2.5X over the forecast period.
Knee braces and supports are used as a post-operative treatment for injuries such as a sprained medial knee ligaments, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) rupture. Knee braces provide pressure relief for arthritis-affected knee joints. Individuals with arthritis and other joint-related problems, athletes, and those who have undergone a knee surgery are among the most common users of knee braces and supports.
Knee braces and supports are becoming more popular due to the several benefits that they provide, including reduced knee rotation, lateral and medial support, protection from post-surgical injury risk, and injury prevention during movement.
Growing geriatric and obese population, attractive reimbursements for knee braces, and rise in the frequency of sporting injuries are factors driving demand for knee braces and supports.
Due to an increase in the number of hospital admissions for the treatment of traumatic and spinal injuries, bone fractures, and injuries sustained in car accidents, hospitals hold a significant market share.
Orthopedic braces and support systems are used at hospitals for the treatment of orthopedic illnesses (such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and fractures), as well as for prevention, post-operative patient physiotherapy, osteoarthritis treatment, and maxillofacial procedures. Because of their wide use in the treatment of spinal fusion and delayed union and nonunion bone fractures, orthopedic braces and support goods are most frequently used in hospitals.
Growing number of orthopedic surgery operations that require post-operative patient rehabilitation as well as appropriate reimbursements for specialized braces and supports are expected to boost consumption of orthopedic braces and supports at hospitals.
COVID-19 caused around 6.3 Mn orthopedic procedures to be postponed or cancelled worldwide, according to statistics revealed by the University of Birmingham and published in the British Journal of Surgery in May 2020.
In addition, orthopedic and small hospitals in a few places were closed down or had their operations reduced, while other hospitals were converted to containment facilities and treatment wards for COVID-19 patients.
However, as soon as restrictions were reduced, growing use of orthopedic braces & support systems and latest trends in facial braces and supports fueled demand for knee braces for osteoarthritis and ligament injuries and created a favorable environment for the growth of orthopedic braces & support system market size in 2021.
The market is moderately competitive, with high presence of top manufacturers of ankle braces and supports and top distributors of foot walkers.
Major suppliers of orthopedic braces and support systems are concentrating on new product releases as well as mergers and acquisitions, which would help them expand across many regions.
With increasing technical improvements in devices, top manufacturers of wrist braces and supports are expected to enter the market in the near future and occupy a significant position in this space.
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The global orthopedic braces and support system market is currently worth more than US$ 3 Bn.
From 2016-2020, there was a 3% increase in the sales of orthopedic braces and support systems.
Increasing prevalence of orthopedic diseases & disorders, continuous product commercialization, and greater product affordability are key trends that are driving sales of orthopedic braces and support systems.
Sales of orthopedic braces and support systems in Canada are forecasted to reach over US$ 650 Mn by 2031.
Key players operating in this space are BSN medical Inc., 3M Healthcare, DJO Global Inc., Breg Inc., and OSSUR.
With 40% share, North America will largely contribute to the growth of orthopedic braces and support system revenue.
Orthopedic braces and support system sales in Germany are expected to rise at a CAGR of 4% over the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.
Knee braces and supports account for a share of 50% in the market.
The U.S., China, U.K, Germany, and France are expected to drive most of the demand for orthopedic braces and support systems.
The global market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.
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