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.
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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:
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