Orthopedic biomaterial products, which can be organic or synthetic in nature, are implanted into or near a bone fracture to facilitate healing or to compensate for a lack or loss of bone tissue. Biomaterials used in orthopedic surgery include autografts, allografts, xenografts, ceramics, polymers, bone growth factors and synovial fluid substitutes. Among the prominent applications for orthopedic biomaterials are surface coatings for hip prostheses, bone cements, bone defect fillers, and fracture fixation plates.
Technological advancement and an aging, active population are the principal drivers behind the market for orthopedic biomaterials. Kalorama's Orthopedic Biomaterials, World Market, one of the few resources available on this market, looks at the Market for biomaterials, including the following segments:
A truly global resource, this report provides information on the following world regions:
For the purpose of this study, Kalorama Information conducted interviews with key industry officials, consultants, health care providers, orthopedic surgeons, research institutes, and government personnel. These sources were the primary basis for information specifically relating to trends in the orthopedic biomaterials industry, revenue and market share data presented in this report. Specific interviews with orthopedic implant device and biomaterial company representatives included marketing directors, division managers, and product representatives.
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