The minor orthopedic implants replacement market includes implants used in shoulder, wrist, ankle and foot joints. These implants are used to restore joint function (movement), and relieve pain. Minor orthopedic replacement implants manufacturing companies develop, market and distribute orthopedic implant products for commercial use. Products are usually sold to hospitals, for use during orthopedic replacement surgery. The right type of implant is selected based on the patient and type of orthopedic replacement procedure.
The top five companies covered are Depuy Synthes, Write Medical Group, Zimmer Biomet, Stryker and Exactech. Depuy Synthes was the largest competitor in the minor orthopedic replacement implants market in 2017.
The countries covered are China, Japan, India, Australia, USA, Canada, Brazil, UK, Germany, France, and Russia.
The global minor orthopedic implants was valued at $1651.6 billion in 2017. North America was the largest region in the minor orthopedic replacement implants market in 2017 with more than 60% market share. The USA was the largest country in the market in 2017, accounting for less than 54% of the market.
This report includes shoulder replacement market, wrist replacement devices market, elbow replacement implants market, and foot & ankle orthopedic implants market.
Following the expiry of patents for implants, around sixteen generic companies have entered the orthopedic replacement implants market in the USA, including Orthosolutions, Covenant Orthopedics, Ortho Direct USA, and Emerge Medical. These generic companies are making copies of legacy implants with proven designs and biomaterials.
The Minor Orthopedic Implants Replacement Global Market is segmented into Shoulder Replacement Implants, Wrist Replacement Implants, Elbow Replacement Implants, Foot & Ankle Replacement Implants.
Shoulder Replacement Implants Shoulder joint are ball-and-socket joints comprising three bones. These bones are the humerus (upper arm bone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the clavicle (collarbone). The humerus head fits into the glenoid socket (part of the collar). Degenerative diseases such as arthritis cause joints to lose the cartilage covering, thereby increasing the friction between shoulder bones (humerus and glenoid socket) during movement
Wrist Replacement Implants The wrist is a collection of multiple bones and joints. The distal ends of the radius and ulna, 8 carpal bones, and the proximal portions of the 5 metacarpal bones, constitute the wrist. Traumatic injuries or severe degenerative diseases affecting the wrist (such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis with bony destruction) may require replacement of the painful wrist joint with an artificial wrist joint.
Elbow Replacement Implants The humerus bone of the upper arm, with the ulna and radius bones of the fore arm constitute the elbow joint. The humerus and ulna meet at the elbow to form a hinge which allows the arm to straighten and bend. The articular cartilage present between these bone endings helps reduce friction during movement. Due to degenerative disease like arthritis the friction between the bones increases during movement. Elbow replacement surgery is mainly performed in patients with end stage elbow arthritis, and with age 60 years or more. Joint replacement surgery is rarely used for young people because of the low life of the implants which only last, in case of minor joints, for 10-15 years.
Foot & Ankle Replacement Implants Ankle joints are formed from the tibia (shin bone), fibula, and trochlea of talus (ankle bone) bones. The ankle supports the vertical movement of the foot relative to the lower leg. Ankle joint replacement surgery is performed when the cartilage covering the ankle bones is worn down.