Trauma Fixation Devices Overview:
Trauma fixation devices are the most vital treatment methods for patients suffering from trauma. Trauma is a disease or ailment caused by strains or physical injuries such as dislocation, fractures, or burns due to external sources.
The trauma fixation devices are categorized into two segments, namely, the internal trauma fixation devices and external trauma fixation devices segments. Internal trauma fixation devices form a major segment of the trauma fixation devices market and consist of devices, such as plates, screws, rods, wires & pins and fusion nails.
The market is anticipated to reach $7.08 billion by 2021, up from $5.2 billion in 2016. The increase in the number of people playing sports as well as the growth in the aging populace will spur market growth. Numerous governments and multinational companies are boosting investments in the orthopedic trauma fixation devices market. However, the costliness of orthopedic trauma surgeries, lack of awareness of the technology, and limited health coverage in developing countries will pose as barriers to market growth. Currently, North America accounts for the largest market share, with the Asian region gaining the most steam in the market throughout the period. The internal fixator segment accounts for the largest market share. Within the internal fixator segment, plate and screw systems are the most used devices.
The key players in the global internal trauma fixation devices market are:
- Stryker Corporation (U.S.)
- DePuy Synthes (a Johnson & Johnson Company) (U.S.)
- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (U.S.)
- Smith & Nephew plc (U.K.)
- Tornier, Inc. (France)
The top three emerging trends driving the global trauma fixation devices market:
- Strategic partnerships and collaborations
- Technological advancements
- The emergence of diagnostic protocols and technologies
Four corner plate for partial wrist fusion
Johnson & Johnson Product
Pelvic Frame can be utilized for the resuscitation of the hemodynamically unstable patient with an open book fracture or as an adjunct treatment for completely unstable pelvic ring injuries.
Zimmer Holdings Inc.
Built on the clinical success of its design, the Nexel® Total Elbow utilizes reimagined geometry in its Vivacit-E® polyethylene bearings and advances in instrumentation to offer excellent wear and durability properties.
Smith & Nephew plc Product
Anatomic plates that can be used with anterior, lateral and posterior approaches to address ankle and hindfoot.
CURRENT ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET
|Natural Nail||Multiloc||T2 Tibia Nail||DIPHOS R||MP-ORIF|
|EFFECTS DERIVED FROM THE MATERIAL|
|Composition||Stainless steel||Titanium alloy||Titanium Alloy||CFR-PEEK 30%||MP-1|
|Feel of Temperature||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|EFFECTS DERIVED FROM THE IMPLANT DESIGN|
|Need intraoperative Imaging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Generates Imaging Artifacts||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
- Approval of Polymer Fixation Screws:
- High biocompatibility.
- Eliminating the need for a second surgery to replace device due to infection or other post-operative complications.
- Stimulate bone tissues to facilitate effective biological integration, benefitting the regeneration of bone.
- Innovations in Locking Plate Technology
- Fixation coatings on non-metallic substrates
Accentus Medical has developed proprietary techniques that will allow the application of titanium powder or hydroxyapatite fixation coatings to ceramic and polyether ether ketone (PEEK) implants. These overcome the barriers of thermal plasma spraying and other conventional methods used for applying fixation coatings.
- Improvements in hydroxyapatite Technology
The use of plasma sprayed hydroxyapatite coatings to improve implant fixation in cement-less implants has been commonplace for twenty years and many studies have confirmed the benefit of this technology.
- Conversion of External Fixator to Iodine Support Titanium Alloy Plate
Iodine support is a technology which forms an approximately 8μm thick oxidized film on a titanium implant surface, on which multiple microspores with diameters of approximately 10 to 30 nm are created, and filled with iodine. Iodine exists in the human body in an ionic form, and is non-toxic; it has a broad antibacterial spectrum and does not give rise to resistant bacteria. The sizes and lengths of plate and screws are obtained by the pre-surgical planning, and pre-manufactured implants are covered with iodine by iodine support technique prior to surgery.
- Internal and external fixation devices, including intramedullary nails (IM nails), plates, and screws, have been widely adopted to treat and manage bone fractures.
- These fixation methods are far cheaper than joint replacement implants and are the preferred mode of treatment when clinically feasible.
- Technological innovations in recent years, such as locking screw technology and anatomic plating systems, have bolstered the market and improved patient outcomes.
- However, there is continued room for growth as research efforts continue into antibiotic-eluting implants, materials development, and biodegradability.