US Market Report for Aneurysm Clips 2017 - MedCore
The market for aneurysms clips is projected to experience stable growth after a decade of decline. As endovascular coiling procedures were performed more frequently, the use of aneurysm clips declined. However, the market is now reaching a new saturation point. There are still certain situations where aneurysm clips are preferred and aneurysm clips tend to lead to lower recurrence rates. Traditionally, two units were required per procedure, but aneurysm clippings are more morphologically complex and difficult, and thus more clips (approximately 3.5 per case) are being used. Stable growth in unit sales of titanium aneurysm clips is projected to occur while there will be a decrease in unit sales of cobalt chromium nickel alloys.
An aneurysm clip is a permanent fixture in the brain that resembles a tiny coil-spring clothespin made of titanium or a cobalt chromium nickel alloy. Biocompatible aneurysm clips used in the neurosurgical field are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, with known closing pressures. Aneurysm clips are placed at the neck of an aneurysm and serve to isolate the thin-walled aneurysm from arterial flow without obstructing the parent artery or other perforating arteries. Aneurysms are a localized, blood-filled balloon-bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. As an aneurysm grows, it becomes thinner and more prone to leaking or rupture. If this occurs, blood is released into the spaces around the brain, leading to a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).