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Global Vaginal Slings Market – Snapshot

Vaginal slings, or midurethral slings, procedure is a highly recommended surgical treatment for treating stress urinary incontinence. The mid-urethral sling is considered as the gold standard method that has replaced all conventional procedures such as colposuspension and vaginal mesh. The mid-urethral sling procedure is found to be effective, efficient, safe, and requires minimal procedural and recovery time of around 30 to 45 minutes. It is a minimally invasive procedure, as compared to conventional surgical methods.

The global vaginal slings market was valued at around US$ 1,676.0 Mn in 2017 and is anticipated to reach US$ 2,533.0 Mn by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2018 to 2026. Rising prevalence of urinary incontinence, increasing number of vaginal slings procedures, and intensive research activities being performed to determine the efficacy of vaginal slings over other surgery and procedures are some factors that are estimated to propel the market during the forecast period.

Urinary incontinence is a highly prevalent and largely underreported and under-diagnosed urological disorder, worldwide, that affects millions of people. It has a severe impact on physical, psychological, and emotional health. Women are affected twice as much as men, and the incidence increases with age. Several factors, such as weak pelvic floor muscles, urethral sphincters, obesity, pregnancy and childbirth, urinary tract infection, and neurological disorders, can cause urinary incontinence. It is estimated that around 200 million people are affected by some form of urinary incontinence or bladder problems. Among the different types of urinary incontinence, stress urinary incontinence is a highly common form, affecting millions of people worldwide. Various studies have suggested that nearly 45% of women above 30 years of age suffer from stress urinary incontinence worldwide.


The global vaginal slings market has been segmented based on product type, type of urinary incontinence, end-user, and region. In terms of product type, the transobturator tape (TOT) slings segment is estimated to account for a major share of the market. Decreased risk of bladder injury, bowel injury, and major blood vessels injury, ease of procedure, and efficacy equivalent to TVT slings have boosted the segment. Based on type of urinary incontinence, the stress urinary incontinence segment held a major share of the market in 2017. The segment is likely to expand at a considerable growth rate, as compared to other segments, during the forecast period. Vaginal slings have proven to be highly effective for the management of stress urinary incontinence. Moreover, development of mini slings, which require only a single incision, has fueled the adoption of vaginal slings in women.

In terms of region, the global vaginal slings market has been categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Developed regions such as North America and Europe accounted for a leading share of the global vaginal slings market in 2017. The large base of patient population and presence of major medical devices companies in these regions can be attributed to the major share held by these regions. Moreover, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and neurological diseases, and rising geriatric population are further driving the vaginal slings market in these regions. The market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at an exponential growth rate, owing to rapidly improving health care facilities in countries such as India, China, South Korea, and Malaysia. China dominated the vaginal slings market in Asia Pacific, while the market in India is anticipated to expand at a significant growth rate during the forecast period. Furthermore, increase in investment by leading market players and healthcare providers is expected to fuel the market in the region. These factors are likely to drive the demand for vaginal slings in the near future. The market in Latin America and Middle East & Africa is projected to expand at a steady pace during the forecast period.

Prominent players operating in the global vaginal slings market include Boston Scientific Corporation, C. R. Bard, Inc., Coloplast, Promedon Group, A.M.I. GmbH, Ethicon, Inc. Medtronic plc, ABISS, Betatech Medical, and Caldera Medical.

Increased Cases of Urinary Incontinence Fuel Demand Opportunities in Vaginal Slings Market

Vaginal sling procedure is also known as midurethral slings. Majorly, this surgical procedure is performed for the treatment of urinary incontinence. Urinary tract infection, urethral sphincters, weak pelvic floor muscles, pregnancy and childbirth, obesity, and neurological disorders are several important reasons that can lead to urinary incontinence. Remarkable growth in the cases of urinary incontinence together with increased vaginal slings procedures in all worldwide locations is expected to drive the demand for vaginal slings market.

Earlier, vaginal mesh and colposuspension were conventional treatment methods used. However, these techniques are now replaced by mid-urethral sling as it is considered efficient, safe, and effective procedure. Apart from this, the technique is gaining traction as it uses minimum recovery as well as procedural time. Owing to all these advantages of the procedure, the vendors from global vaginal slings market are experiencing promising demand opportunities.

In recent few years, major worldwide population is inclined toward minimally invasive procedures. This factor is working in favor of the global vaginal slings market. Vendors working in the global vaginal slings market are increasing research activities. The key motive of these researches is to improve the efficiency of vaginal slings over other procedures and surgeries. Thus owing to increased research activities, the global market for vaginal slings is likely to show lucrative avenues in the years ahead.

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated negative impact on the growth of major worldwide sectors, including global vaginal slings market. As major healthcare professionals across the globe were engaged in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, there is noteworthy decline in the number of vaginal slings procedures. This factor has resulted into short-lived fall in the revenues of the global vaginal slings market. However, analysts highlight that the growing efforts of players to regain their regular activities, the vaginal slings market is expected to demonstrate promising growth curve in the forthcoming years.

Global Vaginal Slings Market: Overview

This report on the global vaginal slings market analyzes the current and future prospects of the market. The report comprises a comprehensive executive summary, including a market snapshot that provides overall information of various segments. The research is a combination of primary and secondary research. Primary research formed the bulk of our research efforts along with information collected from telephonic interviews and interactions via e-mails. Secondary research involved study of company websites, annual reports, press releases, stock analysis presentations, and various international and national databases. The report provides market size in terms of US$ Mn for each segment for the period from 2016 to 2026, considering the macro and micro environmental factors. Growth rates for each segment within the global vaginal slings market have been determined after a thorough analysis of past trends, demographics, future trends, technological developments, and regulatory requirements.

A detailed qualitative analysis of factors responsible for driving and restraining expansion of the market and future opportunities has been provided in the market overview section. The report also provides insights into the key trends of the vaginal slings market. The report includes market attractiveness analysis of the major segments that provides a thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario in the global vaginal slings market.

Market revenue in terms of US$ Mn for the period between 2016 and 2026 along with the compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) from 2018 to 2026 are provided for all the segments, considering 2017 as the base year. The year-on-year growth of the global vaginal slings market for each segment is also reflected. Additionally, market-related factors such as favorable reimbursement scenario, expanding applications in urinary incontinence, and historical year-on-year growth have been taken into consideration while estimating the market size.

Global Vaginal Slings Market: Key Segments

Based on product type, the global vaginal slings market has been segmented into tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) slings, transobturator tape (TOT) slings, and mini-slings/single incision slings. In terms of type of urinary incontinence, the global vaginal slings market has been classified into stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence, and mixed urinary incontinence. In terms of end-user, the market has been segregated into hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, gynecology clinics, and others.

Global Vaginal Slings Market: Regional Outlook

In terms of region, the global vaginal slings market has been categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Additionally, the regions have been further segmented into major countries in each of the regions. These include the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, Australia & New Zealand, Japan, India, Brazil, GCC, South Africa, and Mexico.

Companies Mentioned in Report

The report also profiles major players in the vaginal slings market based on various attributes such as company overview, financial overview, SWOT analysis, key business strategies, product portfolio, and recent developments. Key companies profiled in the report include Boston Scientific Corporation, C. R. Bard, Inc., Coloplast, Promedon Group, A.M.I. GmbH, Ethicon, Inc., Medtronic plc, ABISS, Betatech Medical, and Caldera Medical.

The global vaginal slings market has been segmented as follows:

by Product Type

  • Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) Slings
  • Transobturator tape (TOT) Slings
  • Mini- Slings/Single Incision Slings

by Type of Urinary Incontinence

  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Urge Urinary Incontinence
  • Mixed Urinary Incontinence

by End-user

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Gynecology Clinics
  • Others

by Region

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

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