OTC Braces & Support Market by Product (Knee, Back, Spine, Hip, Ankle, Foot, Shoulder, Elbow, Hand), Application (Osteoarthritis, Preventive Care, Ligament Injury), Sales Channel (Pharmacies, Retailers, E-Commerce, Hospitals) - Global Forecasts to 2022
The OTC braces and supports market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% in the next five years
The global orthopedic braces and supports market is projected to reach USD 1.42 billion by 2022 from USD 1.10 billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 5.2%. Rising number of accident-related injuries, growing prevalence of orthopedic disorders and diseases, and availability of reimbursements for OTC orthopedic braces and supports are the major factors driving the demand for orthopedic braces and supports. However, factors such as limited clinical evidence to support the efficacy of orthopedic braces and supports and limited options to customize OTC orthopedic braces & supports and is limiting the growth of the market.
The lower extremity braces and supports segment is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period
In 2017, on the basis of product, the lower extremity braces and supports segment is expected to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period. The rising geriatric population, growing adoption of braces among athletes, and the increasing use of braces and supports by osteoarthritis patients and athletes for preventive care are factors driving the demand for lower extremity braces and supports.
By application, the ligament injury segment is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period
On the basis of application, the ligament injury segment is estimated to register the highest growth rate in 2017 and this trend is also expected to continue during the forecast period. The growth of this segment is attributed to increasing public participation in sports & athletic activities (coupled with the rising incidence of sports-related injuries) and awareness regarding the clinical benefits of these products in the effective clinical management of ligament injuries.
Pharmacies & retailers are expected to hold the largest share of the market in 2017
In 2017, on the basis of sales channel, the pharmacies & retailers segment is expected to account for the largest share of the market. The dominant share of this segment is attributed to the availability of orthopedic bracing products through retailers & pharmacies, increasing reimbursements for OTC braces among developed countries, and the significant adoption of off-the-shelf braces for sprain & ligament injury among major countries.
Asia Pacific is expected to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period
Geographically, the OTC braces and supports market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Asia Pacific is expected to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period owing to increasingly localized manufacturing, favorable government regulations, and growing focus of global product manufacturers on expanding their presence in APAC countries.
Breakdown of supply-side primary interviews: by company type, designation, and region:
• By Company Type - Tier 1 – 25%, Tier 2 – 30% and Tier 3 – 45%
• By Designation – C-level – 26%, Director-level – 30%, Others – 44%
• By Region – North America - 34%, Europe – 26%, APAC – 23%, RoW – 17%
The global OTC braces and supports market is competitive, with a large number of global and local players. In 2016, the market was dominated by DJO Finance LLC (US), Breg, Inc. (US), and Ossur Hf (Iceland). Product launches, strategic acquisitions, and partnerships were the major strategies adopted by market players to achieve growth in the market.
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