Global Surgical Suture Market: Snapshot

Surgical sutures are products used routinely for wound closure during surgical procedures and form an indispensable part of surgical procedures in almost all medical specialties. Despite the emergence of a variety of advanced wound care products, such as alginate/fiber dressings, skin substitutes, and hydrogel dressings, surgical sutures continue to be used in a wide variety of surgeries such as neurosurgery, plastic surgery, orthopedics surgery, cardiovascular surgery, gynecological surgery, general surgeries, and urological surgery.

Although the easy availability of alternatives has led to a steep decline in the overall usage of surgical sutures in the past few years, their use has remained important owing to the rising prevalence of disorders related with skin, breast, soft tissue, trauma, peripheral vascular surgery, hernias. Moreover, rising aging population and increasing number of musculoskeletal diseases continue to drive the global market for surgical sutures.

Transparency Market Research estimates that the global surgical sutures market holds an incremental opportunity of US$5,080.1 mn from 2017 to 2025. The market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 3.9% over the said period.

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Absorbable Surgical Sutures to Remain Leading Product Type

In terms of product type, the global market for surgical sutures has been segmented in the report into two main categories: absorbable sutures and non-absorbable sutures. Of these, the segment of absorbable sutures contributes the dominant share of sales and revenue to the global market. The segment accounted for nearly 60% of the global market in 2016 and is expected to hold an equally strong position in the global market throughout the forecast period. The segment witnesses a high level of popularity owing to its benefits such as a lowered risk of wound infection, low price, and higher profit margin.

Non-absorbable sutures are found beneficial in cases where long-term support is required and are most commonly used in specialty fields like cardiovascular surgeries. One of the major drawbacks associated with the use of non-absorbable sutures is the risk of localized side effects induced by some materials. The segment will continue to find usage in specialized applications over the next few years as well.

Rising Prevalence of Cardiovascular Diseases to Make Asia Pacific Key Market for Surgical Sutures

In terms of geography, North America dominated the global surgical sutures market in 2016, accounting for a nearly 35% of the global market, and is expected to retain its dominance during the report’s forecast period as well. The North America surgical sutures market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 3.8% from 2017 to 2025. The dominance of the North America market and its promising future growth prospects are chiefly attributed to the increasing number of surgeries, early adoption of advanced treatment procedures, high prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, and rising number of surgeries.

However, the market in Asia Pacific is projected to register the most promising CAGR from 2017 to 2025. Growth factors include the increasing level of awareness among people, thriving medical tourism market due to low cost of treatment, and the vast rise in prevalence of lifestyle diseases. The growing prevalence of disorders related with stomach, small bowel, esophagus, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, colon, liver, and the thyroid gland are also driving the market for surgical sutures in Asia Pacific. According to American heart association half of the world’s cardiovascular burden is predicted to occur in Asia Pacific in the next few years.

The vendor landscape is presently highly consolidated but is witnessing the emergence of several domestic players in emerging economies. Some of the leading players operating in the global surgical sutures market are Teleflex Incorporated, Medtronic plc, Integra LifeSciences Corporation, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Smith & Nephew plc, Acelity L.P. Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, and ConMed Corporation.  

Global Surgical Sutures Market: Overview

A surgical suture is primarily a medical tool or equipment used to close cutaneous wounds in the course of a surgical procedure. It is also utilized to stitch internal organs post-surgery, such as blood vessels, body tissues and skin. The tool is, even at present, used widely in orthopedic, cardio, plastic, neuro, gynecological, and other general surgeries, despite the emergence of advanced technology such as fiber dressing, hydrogel dressings and skin substitutes.

Sutures are either absorbable or non-absorbable, and are used depending on the type of surgery and need. Sutures tend to have differing properties as well, such as knot security and tensile strength. Sutures are an indispensable part of surgical procedures, and are expected to continue remaining prevalent over the coming years. The growing geriatric population with several disorders related to soft tissue, skin, breast, trauma, hernia and musculoskelatal diseases will fuel the global surgical sutures market.

The report offers a distinctive evaluation of the global surgical sutures market, taking into account its growth factors, restraints, and potential business prospects.

Global Surgical Sutures Market: Trends and Opportunities

The population explosion across the world is leading to an immense rise in the number of aged individuals. Medical advances, easier access to medical technology, along with the incrementing disposable incomes have led to a percolation of surgical procedures to a large pool of patients. Improving healthcare facilities across the world, especially in emerging economies is expected to provide and impetus to the growth of the global surgical sutures market over the forecast period.

Innovations and technological advances enabling the betterment of suture materials, which are manufactured to be apt for enhanced wound tissue estimation and conclusion time, resulting in improved after-effect of the surgeries, are additionally providing a fillip to the uptake of surgical sutures worldwide. Furthermore, the vast upgrades pertaining to the social insurance facilities are also bolstering the demand for surgical sutures. Improving healthcare schemes, and favorable reimbursement policies are key trends that are anticipated to positively impact the global surgical sutures market in the coming years.

Global Surgical Sutures Market: Geographical Analysis

The global surgical sutures market is researched geographically with reference to the regions of North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Among these, North America is predicted to play a key role in the global market, and emerge as a leading region. The region held nearly 35% of the overall market share in 2016, and this trend is expected to hold over the forecast period. The key factors attributed to the rise of North America in the global surgical sutures market are the surge in number of surgeries, high incidence of cardiovascular ailments, and extensive adoption of advanced medical procedures.

Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as lucrative region in the global surgical sutures market, and is predicted to exhibit a substantial growth. This is ascribed to the rising sedentary lifestyles of the people, increasing awareness of advanced surgical procedures, and booming medical tourism.

Global Surgical Sutures Market: Companies Mentioned

Currently, the global surgical sutures market’s competitive landscape features a combination of being consolidated, and open to new, domestic players, offering services at lower prices. This has led to presence of an intense competition among existing and new market entrants.

Prominent players operating in the global surgical sutures market are Integra LifeSciences Corporation, Smith & Nephew plc, Boston Scientific Corporation, Cardinal Health, Teleflex Incorporated, ConMed Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic plc, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., and Braun Melsungen AG, among others.

Global Surgical Sutures Market Segmentation

  • By Product
    • Absorbable Sutures
      • Synthetic Sutures
      • Natural Sutures
    • Non-Absorbable Sutures
      • Nylon Sutures
      • Poly Propelene Sutures
      • Stainless Steel Sutures
  • By Application
    • General Surgeries
    • Gynecological Surgeries
    • Cardiovascular Surgeries
    • Orthopedic Surgeries
    • Other Surgeries
  • By End-user
    • Hospitals
    • Specialty Clinics
    • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • By Region
    • North America
      • Canada
      • U.S.
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • Australia
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC countries
      • South Africa
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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