China Market Report for Foot and Ankle Devices 2016 - MedCore
Foot and ankle medical devices are used to treat a variety of indications. The devices included are those for the ankle joint, subtalar joint, midfoot and forefoot and for the toe digits. Ankle devices which include total ankle implants, ankle intramedullary nails, ankle plate and screw systems and ankle external fixators are used to treat arthritis of the ankle or traumatic ankle injuries. In China, the vast majority of ankle fractures are treated with external fixators; thus, this market segment is the largest in the Chinese foot and ankle market, which only includes ankle external fixators and subtalar arthrodesis devices.
Surgical options for treating the foot and ankle are also very diverse. The foot and ankle segment is an important area of the small joint market. The foot and ankle market is segmented into the following: total ankle implants, ankle fusion devices and foot and ankle external fixation devices.