The surgical equipment industry manufactures tools used by surgeons for cutting, dissecting, grasping, holding, retracting and suturing. Surgical equipment includes graspers, clamps, retractors, distractors, mechanical clutters, and suction tips and tubes.
The global surgical equipment market was valued at around $10 billion in 2017. North America was the largest region in the surgical equipment market in 2017, accounting for around 33% market share. The USA was the largest country in the surgical equipment market in 2017, accounting for around 23% market share.
Electrosurgery is the application of high-frequency electric current on biological tissue with the goal of creating a thermal effect that is medically useful. Technological advances have led to the development of modern ESUs which are capable of continuously monitoring current and voltage, derive parameters such as power and tissue resistance, and analyze them.
The top companies covered are Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Stryker Corporation, Intuitive Surgical, B. Braun Melsungen AG and Getinge Group.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
Surgical equipment industry is segmented into surgical sutures and staples, handheld surgical devices and electrosurgical devices.
Surgical sutures and staples are medical devices used by surgeons to hold skin, internal organs, blood vessels or any other tissues together after they have been severed during surgery. Sutures and staples hold incised body parts together until they are completely healed.
Handheld surgical devices include forceps, scalpels, retractors and scissors.
Electrosurgical devices include surgical generators and electrosurgical instruments. Surgical generators include radiofrequency, ultrasonic, electrocautery, and argon plasma equipment. Electrosurgical instruments include monopolar, bipolar and ultrasonic instruments.