Dermatome devices are medical devices used for slicing specific parts of skin during grafting and transplant procedures. Dermatome devices are primarily designed for cutting thin slices of skin, either own or donor’s, to use it in making skin grafts. These devices have wide applications in the field of plastic surgery, pediatric surgery, burn care treatments, and in general surgery procedures. These are available in different operating modes such as air powered (pneumatic) dermatome devices, battery-operated dermatome devices, and electric dermatome devices. Choice of dermatome device depends on the expertise of the surgeon in skin grafting.
Dermatome Devices Market - Competitive Landscape
The global dermatome devices market is highly consolidated, with a small number of players holding majority share. Development and commercialization of battery-operated and electric dermatome devices is one of the key trends among leading players in the global dermatome devices market.
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Zimmer Biomet is one of the global leaders in the development and commercialization of dermatome devices. The company has more than 50 years of experience in the development and manufacture of dermatome devices. Its product portfolio comprises wide range of dermatomes such as air-powered dermatomes, battery-powered dermatomes, and electric dermatomes. Key brands of Zimmer Biomet dermatome devices include Zimmer Dermatome AN, Zimmer Air Dermatome, and Zimmer Electric Dermatome.
Humeca is a Netherlands-based skin transplantation technology company founded in 1981. It is one of the emerging players in skin grafting technology and specializes in the field of burn care treatment technologies. Humeca markets its products and technologies in more than 70 countries. The company’s dermatome product portfolio comprises hand held battery-operated dermatome devices. It also offers different types of dermatome blades that are compatible with dermatome devices of other companies.
Aygun Co., Inc.
Based in Turkey, Aygun Co. Inc. is one of the emerging players in the field of medical devices. The company is engaged in the development and manufacture of container systems for sterilization, surgical motor systems, medical illumination systems, and single use medical systems. It markets all types of dermatome devices such as pneumatic dermatome devices, battery-operated dermatomes, and electric dermatome devices.
De Soutter Medical Ltd.
De Soutter Medical Ltd. is one of the global leaders in the manufacture of powered orthopedic instruments. The company offers powered surgical instruments in the field of arthroscopy, maxillo-facial, cardiothoracic surgery, neuro & spinal surgery, ENT, and plastic surgery. It primarily offers electric dermatome devices in the dermatome devices market.
Other prominent players operating in the global dermatome devices market include B. Braun Melsungen AG, Nouvag AG, Richard Wolf GmbH, Exsurco Medical, Inc., and Integra LifeSciences Corporation.
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Global Dermatome Devices Market - Dynamics
Increase in Number of Skin Graft Procedures to Drive Global Dermatome Devices Market
The global dermatome devices market is primarily driven by significant rise in number of skin graft procedures owing increase in incidence rates of burn injury cases, traumatic cases, chronic wounds, and dermatological disorders. For instance, an estimated 6 million cases of chronic wound are reported and around one million skin grafts are performed in the U.S. each year. The skin grafting procedure is considered to be the gold standard for burn and traumatic injury treatment. Significant rise in the number of burn injury cases across the globe is one of the key drivers of the global dermatome devices market. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 180,000 deaths are reported across the globe every year due to burn injuries. In the U.S., every year around 486,000 people receive burn injury treatment. Hence, a large proportion of patients with burn injuries across the globe require skin grafts. This is likely to fuel the growth of the global dermatome devices market during the forecast period.
Dermatomes Device Market - Segmentation
Based on product type, the global dermatome devices market can be divided into:
- Pneumatic Dermatomes
- Battery-powered Dermatomes
- Electric Dermatomes
- Dermatome Blades
In terms of application, the dermatome devices global market can be classified into:
- Plastic Surgery
- Pediatric Surgery
- General & Orthopedic surgery
Based on end-user, the global dermatome devices market can be categorized into:
- Ambulatory Surgery Centers
- Specialty Clinics
- Tissue Banks
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