Market Overview:

The global canes and crutches market was valued at US$ 860 Mn in 2018 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.0% from 2019 to 2027. Aging population and various government initiatives for disabled people and funding by international organizations fuel the growth of the global canes and crutches market.

  • Canes and crutches are personal mobility devices that improve the quality of life of the elderly and individuals with disabilities. Canes and crutches are assistive devices which help a person with ambulation or walking disability and after surgical operational or procedures.
  • Rise in the geriatric population and sure in number of people with disabilities leads to increase in usage of mobility assistive devices, which include wheelchairs to walking aid devices such as canes and crutches, walkers, and rollators.
  • Canes and crutches devices are used primarily by the geriatric population which is prone to diminishing activities for movement because of various chronic diseases, frequent falls, and accidents or leg injury.
  • Increase in the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis is also prime factor that affects the mobility of the patients and as a result the demand for canes and crutches increase.

Market Segmentation: Canes and Crutches Market

  • The global canes and crutches market has been segmented based on product, distribution channel, and region.
  • In terms of product, the canes and crutches market has been classified into canes, crutches, and accessories. The canes segment has been further categorized into folding canes, quad canes, and offset canes in canes and crutches market
  • The crutches segment has been bifurcated into axillary crutches and forearm crutches. The canes segment dominated the global canes and crutches in 2018 and is projected to continue its dominance during the forecast period, as these are less costly and easy to transport.
  • Rise in number of canes user is mainly due to its high preference among the aging population. Quad canes is a highly lucrative sub-segment of the canes segment because these offer better stability on the floor in cane and crutches market.
  • Based on distribution channel, the global canes and crutches market has been divided into hospital pharmacies, medical retail stores, and online stores. The medical retail stores segment dominated the global canes and crutches market in 2018 due to rise in the number of medical retail stores and easy access.
  • Increase in awareness about the advantages of buying canes and crutches through online shop expected to boost the online stores growth in the canes and crutches market during the forecast period
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Geography Segmentation: Canes and Crutches Market

  • In terms of region, the global canes and crutches market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.
  • Europe dominated the global canes and crutches market in 2018 due to rise in population with disabilities, increase in the geriatric population, and favorable reimbursement scenario in the region. Moreover, the number of mobility disorder is very high amount the European population which increase the demand for the use of canes and crutches.
  • The canes and crutches market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a higher CAGR during the forecast period due to increase in the geriatric population and rise in health care expenditure.
  • In Latin America countries, the number of user of canes and crutches are gradually increasing due to its high prevalence of mobility disorder.

Major Players: Canes and Crutches Market

Key players operating in the global canes and crutches market include Key players identified in this report are

  • Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare (Medical Depot, Inc.)
  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • GF Health Products Inc.
  • NOVA Medical Products
  • Invacare Corporation
  • Ergoactives
  • Sunrise Medical

These major players adopting various strategies like new product development, partnership etc.to remain competitive in the canes and crutches market.

Canes and Crutches Market - Description 

  • Canes and crutches are mobility assisted devices generally used by the disabled and geriatric population. Canes and crutches help in walking and standing for a person who is not able to do so himself due to various disabilities.
  • Canes and crutches are personal mobility devices that improve the quality of life of the elderly and individuals with disabilities. These are assistive devices or ambulatory devices which help a person with ambulation or walking disability and after surgical operational or procedures.
  • The market overview section of the report analyzes the market dynamics and market trends such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities that influence the market. The section also covers market revenue projections, market attractiveness analysis, and key market share analysis in order to provide a thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario in the global canes and crutches market. 

Market Drivers: Overview

  • The geriatric population is increasing at a faster rate than the younger population. This leads to increase in the incidence of chronic diseases, deformities, and diminishing functions of body parts such as leg and hand movement. Certain accidents and severe injuries also affect human movement which needs assistance of certain devices.
  • Canes and crutches are manual mobility aid devices used by a large number of people with disabilities.
  • The global canes and crutches market is growing at a rapid pace due to increase in the geriatric population and rise in people with disabilities due to accidents, injuries, and post-surgical complications.
  • Moreover, rise in funding & initiatives by governments and international organizations for the disabled for using different mobility aids such as canes, crutches, and walkers drive the global market.
  • High prevalence of arthritis and osteoporosis that lead to several mobility disorders also contribute to the growth of the global canes and crutches market.
  • The global canes and crutches market has been segmented based on product, distribution channel, and region. 

Market Segmentation: Global Canes and Crutches Market

  • In terms of product, the market has been classified into canes, crutches, and accessories. The canes segment has been categorized into folding canes, quad canes, and offset canes. The crutches segment has been bifurcated into axillary crutches and forearm crutches. Based on distribution channel, the global canes and crutches market has been divided into hospital pharmacies, medical retail stores, and online stores.
  • Each of the segments has been analyzed in detail for market trends, recent trends, and developments, drivers, restraints, opportunities, and useful insights. The report provides current and future revenue (US$ Mn) for each these segments and sub-segments for the period from 2017 to 2027, considering 2018 as the base year. The compound annual growth rate (% CAGR) has been provided for each segment and market from 2019 to 2027 along with market size estimations. 

Geography Overview: Global Canes and Crutches Market

  • In terms of region, the global canes and crutches market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The regions have been further divided into major countries and sub-regions. The current and future market sizes in terms of revenue (US$ Mn) of these regional markets and their major countries have been provided in the report for the period from 2017 to 2027, with their CAGRs for the period from 2019 to 2027.
  • The study also offers a list of recommendations, highlights, and useful insights of the market which will help new companies willing to enter the market and existing companies to increase market shares, and help in the decision-making process.

Major Players

  • The report concludes with the company profiles section that includes key information about the major players in the market.
  • Key players identified in this report are
    • Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare (Medical Depot, Inc.)
    • Cardinal Health, Inc.
    • Medline Industries, Inc.
    • GF Health Products Inc.
    • NOVA Medical Products
    • Invacare Corporation
    • Ergoactives
    • Sunrise Medical

Each of these players has been profiled in the report based on parameters such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolio, business segments, and recent developments.

The global canes and crutches market has been segmented as follows:

Product

  • Canes
    • Folding Canes
    • Quad Canes
    • Offset Canes
  • Crutches
    • Axillary Crutches
    • Forearm Crutches
  • Accessories

Distribution Channel

  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Medical Retail Stores
  • Online Stores 

Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of the Europe 
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa