US Market Report for Plates and Screws 2017 - MedCore
General Report Contents
Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends
Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment
Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment
Section on recent mergers & acquisitions
Plate and screw medical devices are used to treat a variety of indications, including in the shoulder, elbow and distal radius market. This provides better bone fusion and improves patient outcome. The shoulder plate and screw medical devices are used to treat proximal humerus fractures, usually they work best if anatomically formed, using a locking plate and screw system and feature fixed angle design. This segment only includes plates for olecranon and distal humerus fractures. Elbow fractures due to falls are on the rise; this is associated with a growing active population, especially those within the elderly population who have a weaker bone stock. There is a trend in the elbow plate & screw market, seen in most extremity plates, to be designed anatomically. This provides better bone fusion and improves patient outcome. They also garner a higher ASP and for these reasons the plate and screw market will continue to develop in the foreseeable future. Innovation in the market has produced low profile, variable angle locking and shaped plates to ensure fusion and reduce soft tissue irritation. Distal radius plates are the standard of care for distal radius fractures, which are one of the most common forms of skeletal injuries in the adult population. The mechanism of action is a fall onto an outstretched hand. The incidence of this type of injury increases with age as the quality of bone stock decreases and potential patients become less agile. The volar approach is the most popular, with far fewer procedures conducted through dorsal fixation. The reason is that a volar device forms a shelf-like surface upon which the bone can align, simplifying the surgical procedure.
Plates are like internal splints that hold the broken pieces of bone together. They are attached to the bone with screws. Plates may be left in place after healing is complete, or they may be removed
Screws are used for internal fixation more often than any other type of implant. Although the screw is a simple device, there are different designs based on the type of fracture and how the screw will be used. Screws come in different sizes for use with bones of different sizes. Screws can be used alone to hold a fracture, as well as with plates, rods, or nails. After the bone heals, screws may be either left in place or removed.