Contact Cast Systems: Market Outlook
Total Contact Cast Systems are specially designed casts to off-load the wound related to a diabetic foot ulcer. The Total Contact Cast Systems are considered as the reference standard for off-loading the sole and involves the encasing of the patient's complete foot, including the toes and the lower leg.
The Contact Cast System is thus a specialized cast that allows the redistribution of weight on the lower leg and foot for assistance in everyday movements by allowing the appropriate dishing out of pressure from the foot to the leg to be able to bear the weight of the body, thus letting the tissue regenerate and heal.
Although the effectiveness of the Contact Cast Systems has been considered as the gold standard for off-loading the non-infected neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers, less than 6% of patients receive the Contact Cast Systems treatment due to the negative perceptions of the requirement of special techniques for treatment and investment of time in the application of the same, as well as removal.
Diabetic foot ulcers occur most frequently and are a component of indisposition in countries with highly developed industries. Diabetic foot ulcers thus in major cases determine the amputations of the lower limb and an estimate of about 15% of people with diabetes experience the diabetic foot ulcer at least once in their lifetime.
The role of Contact Cast Systems thus comes into place in a determinant course of action, wherein due to the pressure which results from a daily activity that ends up in the formation of overwhelmed skin resistance on the bottom of the foot, creates a lesion and eventually after being maintained with the continuity of the pressure complicates itself due to infection and ischemia. The Contact Cast Systems assure effective off-loading of the foot, an etiologic therapy for such diabetic foot ulcers.
Since the Contact Cast Systems are irremovable by the patient with diabetic foot ulcer, the rate of healing increases to more than 80% in the irremovable devices, while it witnesses a significant drop to less than 60% in the removable devices. This indicates the effectiveness of non-removability by ensuring the maximization of application time in off-loading and minimizing the role of patient compliance. For example, one of the key drivers of the Total Contact Cast Systems demand is the introduction of the innovative modality device TCC-EZ by Derma Inc.
What are the Factors Boosting the Growth of the Contact Cast Systems Market?
The diabetic foot ulceration is considered the most frequent form of ulcer of the foot and is one of the major factors causing lower-limb amputations in diabetic patients. The pathogenesis of diabetic foot ulcers is based on the effects of peripheral neuropathy upon the bottom of the foot, over a variable amount of time.
Thus, the use and application of the Contact Cast Systems as an effective off-loading method is approved and supported by clinical evidence. The Contact Cast Systems show a wound closure rate of 88.9% as compared to the standard devices and systems such as a healing sandal with a wound closure rate of 50% and the shear-reducing walking boot with a wound closure rate of 40%.
Apart from the high wound closure rate, the Contact Cast Systems also present a healing rate of more than 80%, as compared to the healing rate of a removable cast walker at 65%. The factor of time about healing with the Contact Cast Systems comes to 4.8 weeks, which is significantly low as compared to the healing time of 8.7 weeks and 7.2 weeks respectively for the half-shoe and removable cast walker.
Apart from the above-mentioned factors, the Contact Cast Systems also help to overcome the application barrier with the effect that the application time is under 10 minutes without hindering the patient comfort factor. The Contact Cast Systems also include the property of possessing a rigid rocker sole in combination with a modular insole which is formed of three layers with varying stiffness which allows the adaptation of the Contact Cast System in accordance to the location where the ulcer has formed.
The Contact Cast System is also designed as a non-removable device by the patient, thus aiding in the efficacy of the treatment. Allowing cellular growth in the wound bed, the Contact Cast Systems are a constructive example of off-loading devices and promote healing.
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What are the Key Challenges that may Restrain the Growth of the Contact Cast Systems Market?
One of the major factors which restrict the growth of the market in the region, specifically the Asia-Pacific market, is the non-availability of the Contact Cast System services and the poor health infrastructure in most of the countries. The Contact Cast Systems also force compliance continuously on the patients with the non-removable aspect of the device and are thus poorly accepted in many cases.
Certain cases of recommendation of application of a Contact Cast System are contraindicated due to the presence of persistent infections or for patients with severe peripheral arterial disease. Subsequently, therapies that require daily tending to wounds do not recommend the use of non-restrictive Contact Cast Systems. It is also to be noted that in cases of prolonged use of Contact Cast Systems, patients observe joint rigidity and muscular atrophy.
Through the acquisition of MedEffeciency, Inc., a key seller of a proprietary line of medical devices used in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers and the manufacturer of the TCC-EZ, Derma Sciences, Inc. A medical device and pharmaceutical company with advanced wound care as an area of focus is a dominant key player in the Contact Cast Systems Market. Other key players involve
- WoundKlair Concepts, Inc.
- Essity and Integra LifeSciences Corp.
The global market for Casting including Contact Cast Systems projected estimated market size of 2,513$ million and the market growth will witness a subjection of CAGR of 6.1% over the forecast period. High demand is to be expected from the developing nations. A regional analysis indicates a dominating North American market, followed by the European and Asia-pacific regions in terms of high demand potential. The casting market is forecasted to reach 4,052.0$ million by the year 2027.
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North American Market
The North American market is expected to witness a high share globally in the Contact Cast Systems Market and off-loading devices. The factors driving the acquisition of the high share in the global Contact Cast Systems market are the availability of funding by the Federal and State government with conductive reimbursement schemes.
The European Market follows the North American Market is gaining global shares in the total Contact Cast Systems Market. The factors driving the European market are the developed healthcare infrastructure which also allows the incorporation of routine health check-ups and patient awareness on diseases related to Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
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The Asia-Pacific Market poses an immense potential in market growth with relation to the Contact Cast Systems, although the current factors such as emerging issues about health infrastructure resulting in low awareness of diseases in the varied socio-economic groups.
Latin America and MEA
The Latin America and MEA market is expected to witness the least market share and low growth rate due to factors related to poor healthcare infrastructure thus following a non-availability of the Contact Cast System services.
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Impact of COVID-19 on the Contact Cast Systems Market
With the rise in the COVID-19 epidemic, manufacturers are increasingly adopting varying approaches to reassure and adapt to the change in the demand for Contact Cast Systems. The COVID-19 pandemic has also directly taken part in the decrease of production of Contact Cast Systems due to a lack of downstream demand. Due to the procoagulant nature of the COVID-19 infection, diabetic patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers may display aggravation in their foot symptoms due to a compromised vascular supply. Due to the effectiveness of the Contact Cast Systems as an effective off-loading method, the device allows tissue regeneration and healing, and thus, the demand for Contact Cast Systems is projected to increase in the forecast period with relevance to good health infrastructure and subsequently, patient awareness and compliance.
The report covers exhaust analysis on:
- Market Segments
- Market Dynamics
- Market Size
- Supply & Demand
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- Value Chain
Regional analysis includes:
- North America (U.S., Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of Latin America)
- Europe (Germany, Italy, U.K, Spain, France, Russia and Rest of Europe)
- South Asia (India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Rest of South Asia)
- East Asia (China, South Korea, Japan)
- Oceania (Australia, New Zealand)
- The Middle East and Africa (GCC, S. Africa, Turkey, and Rest Of MEA)
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Key Segments of Contact Cast Systems Market Covered in the Report
Based on Product Type, the Contact Cast Systems Market has been segmented as
- The removable Total Contact Cast Systems use a removable cast walker which is secure and does not allow removal between evaluations by the physicians. The technique which is used is the Instant Total Contact Cast.
Based on distribution channel, the Contact Cast Systems Market has been segmented as
- Hospital pharmacies/Medical Centers/Podiatry Clinics
- Online Retail
- Online Pharmacies
- Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Based on key players, the Contact Cast Systems Market has been segmented as
- Integra LifeSciences Corp.
- WoundKair Concepts, Inc.
- Derma Sciences, Inc.
Based on region, the Contact Cast Systems market has been segmented as
- North America
- Latin America
- South Asia
- East Asia
- Middle East & Africa
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