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The Global Orthopedic Trauma Device Market (Screws and Plates, IM Fixation, Hip Fixation, Craniofacial and Other)


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Fixation systems used to speed healing of trauma injuries represent one of the growth areas of the global orthopedic devices market, with a host of competitors and continual product innovation.  In the United States each year alone, trauma accounts for over 42 million emergency room visits. As the global elderly population grows, so does the incidence of falls and osteoporosis, increasing the need for orthopedic trauma devices. But it is not without its challenges.  

The report’s geographic scope is worldwide with information for specific geographical regions; world demographics; life expectancy by country, and other general issues affecting the market. Information is presented as a worldwide overview, with special emphasis on the U.S., Europe, and other key markets. Included in the information that is provided in this report:

  • Market Size and Forecast, Internal Fixation Devices
  • Breakout of Sub Segment Markets (Screws and Plates, Intramedullary Fixation (IM Fixation), Hip Fixation, Craniofacial and Other)
  • Market Size and Forecast, External Fixation Devices
  • Statistics for Falls, Fractures and ER Visits for Trauma
  • Competitive Analysis For Market Segments
  • Global Regions Breakout of Market (US, EU, Japan, ROW)
  • Market Share
  • Analyst Conclusions

 The information for this report was gathered using both primary and secondary research including comprehensive research of secondary sources such as company literature, databases, investment reports, and medical and business journals. Telephone interviews and email correspondence were the primary method of gathering information. For the purpose of this study, Kalorama Information conducted interviews with more than 10 key industry officials, consultants, health care providers, and government personnel. These sources were the primary basis in gathering information specifically relating to revenue and market share data presented in this report. Additional interviews were completed with relevant company representatives including marketing directors, division managers, and product representatives.

Economics, demographics, technology and international opportunities will all impact the market for internal fixation devices such as plates and screws or and external fixation devices such as stabilization bars. The strongest driver of the global orthopedic trauma market is the increasing elderly population, which is creating more demand in this market. As the elderly population grows, so does the incidence of falls and osteoporosis, increasing the need for orthopedic trauma devices.There are a number of issues and trends affecting this market influencing its move into the future. These include:

  • Innovative Products, including: Disposable Drill, Artificial periosteum, Locking Small Fragments, Clavicle Screw Systems
  • Medtronic/China Kanghui and Other Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Community Hospitals 
  • "Smart" Implants
  • Biologic Putty
  • Biofilm
  • Intense Competition From Generics
A handful of companies are involved in the development and/or marketing of orthopedic trauma devices. The market is considered evolving with growth opportunity. Developing and developed markets alike have room to grow due to an aging population worldwide. Key companies such as Synthes, Stryker, Biomet and Smith & Nephew will likely maintain leading positions in the market through continued product innovation and strategic alliances and mergers. 

Among the top and/or innovative competitors discussed within Corporate Profiles are:
  • Advanced Orthopaedic Solutions
  • Arthrex
  • Ascension Orthopedics
  • Biomet
  • Bioretec
  • Conmed Linvatec
  • Depuy Orthopedics, Inc.
  • DGIMED Ortho
  • DJO Global
  • Emerge Medical
  • Hand Biomechanics
  • Integra LifeSciences
  • Intelligent Implant Systems
  • Internal Fixation Systems
  • Medtronic
  • Merlot OrthopediX
  • Orthofix
  • Osteomed
  • Rigid FX Corporation
  • Semprus Biosciences
  • Skeletal Dynamics LLC
  • Small Bone Innovations, Inc
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Suspension Orthopaedic Solutions
  • Synthes
  • Tornier, Inc
  • TriMed, Inc
  • Vilex
  • Wright Medical
  • Zimmer Holdings, Inc

All market data pertains to the world market at the manufacturers’ level. The base year for data was 2012. Historical data was provided for the years 2010 and 2011, with forecast data provided for 2013 through 2017. Compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) are provided for 2010-2017 periods for each region and/or segment covered. Competitive analysis is provided for the year 2012. The forecasted market analysis for 2010-2017 was largely based on demographic trends, new developments, innovative technology and global expansion.


  • Executive Summary
    • BACKGROUND
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • SIZE AND GROWTH OF THE MARKET
      • Table Global Orthopedic Trauma Device Market Analysis: 2010-2017
    • KEY ISSUES AND TRENDS AFFECTING MARKET
    • LEADING COMPETITORS
  • Introduction
    • OVERVIEW
    • STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF BONE
    • RESPONSE TO INJURY
    • FRACTURE HEALING
    • STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF JOINTS
    • STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF ARTICULAR CARTILAGE
    • BONE AND JOINT TRAUMA
      • Fracture
      • Dislocations and Subluxations
    • WORLD DEMOGRAPHICS
      • Table World Population by Selected Geographical Region, 2010 - 2050
      • Table Estimated World Population by Age and Geographical Region, 2012
      • Table Percent Population Over 65 by Year and Region, 2010-2050
    • INSURANCE FOR THE ELDERLY IN THE UNITED STATES
      • Table Health Insurance Trends in the United States, Estimated 2011 (millions)
    • PREVALENCE, INCIDENCE AND MORTALITY
      • Table All Transport and Falls Nonfatal Injuries 2011, United States, All Races, Both Sexes, All Ages
      • Fractures
        • Table U.S. Frequency of Fracture Site by Percent 2010
        • Table Number and Site of Fracture by Country
      • Osteoporosis and Fractures
  • Internal Orthopedic Trauma Fixation Devices
    • TYPES OF INTERNAL FIXATION DEVICES
      • Bone Screws and Metal Plates and Nails
    • INTRAMEDULLARY NAILING
    • INDUSTRY PARTICIPANTS AND PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
    • MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH
      • Table Global Internal Fixation Orthopedic Trauma Device Market Analysis: 2010-2017 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturer's level)
      • Table Global Internal Fixation Market by Device Type 2012
    • COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
      • Table Top Global Orthopedic Trauma Internal Fixation Manufacturers 2012
  • External Orthopedic Trauma Fixation Devices
    • TYPES OF EXTERNAL FIXATION DEVICES
    • INDUSTRY PARTICIPANTS AND PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
    • MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH
      • Table Global External Fixation Orthopedic Trauma Device Market Analysis: 2010-2017 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturer's level)
    • COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
      • Table Top Global Orthopedic Trauma External Fixation Manufacturers 2012
  • Issues and Trends
    • NEW AND INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS IN DEVELOPMENT
    • MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
    • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INVOLVEMENT IN TRAUMA
    • SMART IMPLANTS
    • BIOLOGIC PUTTY
    • BIOFILM FORMATION
    • GENERIC ORTHOPEDIC TRAUMA DEVICES
  • Total Orthopedic Trauma Device Market and Competitor Analysis
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Table Global Orthopedic Trauma Device Market Analysis: 2010-2017 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturer's level)
      • Market Analysis by Product Categories
        • Table Global Orthopedic Trauma Device Market Analysis by Product Category, 2012
      • Market Analysis by Country
        • Table Orthopedic Trauma Device Market Analysis by Region, 2012
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Global Orthopedic Trauma Device Market Revenues and Market Share of Leading Suppliers 2012
  • Conclusions
    • CONCLUSION ONE
      • Growing Elderly Population Driving Orthopedic Trauma Device Market
    • CONCLUSION TWO
      • New Technologies Pushed to Forefront
    • CONCLUSION THREE
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Play Important Role
    • CONCLUSION FOUR
      • Generic Orthopedic Trauma Device Makers Increase Sales
  • Corporate Profiles
    • OVERVIEW
    • ACUMED
    • ADVANCED ORTHOPAEDIC SOLUTIONS
    • ARTHREX
    • ASCENSION ORTHOPEDICS
    • BIOMET
    • BIORETEC
    • CONMED LINVATEC
    • DEPUY ORTHOPEDICS, INC.
    • DGIMED ORTHO
    • DJO GLOBAL
    • EMERGE MEDICAL
    • HAND BIOMECHANICS
    • INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES
    • INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS
    • INTERNAL FIXATION SYSTEMS
    • MEDTRONIC
    • MERLOT ORTHOPEDIX
    • ORTHOFIX
    • OSTEOMED
    • RIGID FX CORPORATION
    • SEMPRUS BIOSCIENCES
    • SKELETAL DYNAMICS LLC
    • SMALL BONE INNOVATIONS, INC
    • SMITH & NEPHEW
    • STRYKER CORPORATION
    • SUSPENSION ORTHOPAEDIC SOLUTIONS
    • SYNTHES
    • TORNIER, INC
    • TRIMED, INC
    • VILEX
    • WRIGHT MEDICAL
    • ZIMMER HOLDINGS, INC
  • List of Companies

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