GVR Report cover Burn Care Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Burn Care Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Advanced Dressings, Biologics, Traditional Products), By Depth of Wound (Minor, Partial Thickness, Full Thickness), By Cause, By End Use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Published Date: Jan, 2021
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2020
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-850-3
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2019
  • Number of Pages: 140

Report Overview

The global burn care market size was valued at USD 2.1 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% from 2021 to 2028. The demand for burn care products is on a rise owing to the rising incidence of burn, high demand for skin grafts, growing awareness regarding treatment options, and increasing technological advancements. Increasing awareness level among the people regarding various treatment options related to burn care is a key factor driving the market over the forecast period. The market is also gaining pace owing to the rising willingness among the people to spend more and opt for new advanced burn care products. The different treatment options for burn care include advanced dressings, traditional burn care products, biologics, and others.

U.S. burn care market size, by product, 2016 - 2028 (USD Million)

Advanced dressings include alginate dressings, hydrogel dressings, foam dressings, hydrocolloid dressings, collagen dressings, and others. Biologics including skin grafts and other traditional burn care products are also widely used. Owing to the presence of a wide array of such products in the market, the awareness levels about these products is increasing among patients as well as healthcare professionals such as surgeons, physicians, and nurses.

Favorable government initiatives such as reimbursement policies which cover almost 70.00-100.00% of the treatment cost urge the patient to opt for advanced burn care treatment. The presence of government organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and non-profit organizations like the American Burn Association (ABA) also contribute towards increasing the awareness levels. The WHO has been collaboratively working with The International Society for Burn Injuries and other such organizations to develop strategies to improve burn care & prevention of burn injuries globally.

Furthermore, the presence of non-profit organizations such as the British Burn Association and the Canadian Association of Burn Nurses, which aims towards providing and propagating the knowledge on best treatment and rehabilitation following a burn injury is also increasing the awareness levels regarding burn care and treatment among the people.

Rising demand for skin grafts is yet another major factor boosting the market growth. The recent trend of burn care and treatment has shifted to a more comprehensive approach that not only focuses on recovery from burn injury but also on improvement in long-term function and form of the healed injury and quality of life. Owing to this trend the demand for use of skin grafts and other skin substitutes in the treatment and management of acute burns has increased and is rising at a constant pace. Skin grafts are majorly used on partial and full-thickness burns and have an important role in the treatment of injuries. Skin grafts can be biological or synthetic in nature.

Product Insights

The advanced dressing segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 39.0% in 2020. This growth is owing to the wide product range and extensive application in wound management. Advanced wound dressings include collagen, alginate, hydrocolloid, hydrogel dressings, foam, and film dressings as well as other advanced dressing products. In addition, the development of advanced products such as ConvaTec’s FoamLite foam dressing, which can be used for a range of low to heavy exuding wounds, is further contributing to the growth of this segment.

The biologics segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period owing to the introduction of new products and extensive R&D in this field. Biologics involve the application of active biological agents and molecules, such as monoterpenes (sulbogin, thymol, and sericin) that are antioxidants, antimicrobials, and anti-inflammatory in nature. Biologic dressings also include skin grafts (allografts, xenografts, autograft, or cadaveric human skin) and tissue-engineered products designed to replace the function and form of skin, either temporarily or permanently. The major advantage of biologic skin dressings or skin grafts is that skin is readily available from the patient itself.

Depth of Wound Insights

The minor burn segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 41.8% in 2020. According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 1.2 million people in the U.S. are affected by burn injuries annually. The segment is expected to exhibit a steady growth rate over the forecast period. Treatment of minor burns includes traditional burn care products such as gauze, tapes, and bandages. Advanced dressings are seldom used for treating minor burns.

Chronic wounds include partial-thickness and full-thickness burns. These conditions take a longer time for healing and cover more than 15% of the body. The partial-thickness burn segment is anticipated to exhibit the fastest growth over the forecast period. According to the U.S. FDA, approximately 40,000 people are hospitalized each year due to partial burns. The demand and usage of biologics such as skin grafts and advanced dressings for the treatment of partial burns are increasing, thereby boosting the growth of this segment.

Cause Insights

The thermal burns segment dominated the burn care market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 65.5% in 2020 owing to a high incidence of fire-related burn injuries. According to the American Burn Association (ABA), fire burns are responsible for 43.0% of the total admissions to burn centers. Scalding is caused by hot liquids or gases and most commonly occurs from exposure to high-temperature tap water in baths or showers, hot cooking oil, steam, and hot drinks. Children are particularly at risk of accidental burns.

The chemical burn segment is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. Chemical burns occur when the skin comes in contact with chemicals or their fumes and corrosive products, most probably acids. Chemicals or fumes diffuse into the skin and damage the underlying tissue without causing any apparent damage to the surface. Such burns occur immediately on contact. Prolonged exposure severely damages human tissues and leads to scarring. Acids damage cells by coagulating them, while bases liquefy cells. Alkalis cause more injury than acids and bases as they react with the lipids within a body.

End-use Insights

The hospital segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 43.5% in 2020 owing to the increasing incidence of burn injuries and hospitalizations each year. According to NCBI, approximately 486,000 people are affected by injuries every year. According to the CDC, over 40,000 severely burned patients are hospitalized each year in the U.S. Moreover, according to a study published by NCBI, in Africa, 18% of hospitalizations are due to burns (2011). The rising incidence of burn injuries is expected to boost the market growth.

Global burn care market share, by end use, 2020 (%)

The clinics' segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment in terms of revenue share due to the increasing number of government and non-government emergency burn care centers. Furthermore, collaborative agreements of private physician clinics such as Kendall Regional Medical Center with government and nongovernment hospitals such as Burn Centers of Florida, Inc. is another factor that can be attributed to the segment growth.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and accounted for the largest share of more than 35.0% in 2020. Increasing incidence of burns and high demand for skin grafts and substitutes are expected to drive the market growth. Moreover, the presence of key market players in this region, focusing on strategic initiatives such as the launch of new products and mergers and acquisitions, are expected to create lucrative growth opportunities in the region. For instance, in January 2017, Derma Sciences purchased MEDIHONEY from Comvita Limited, based in New Zealand, to increase its Advanced Wound Care product portfolio, which has increased the availability of new products in this region.

In Asia Pacific, the market is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. According to the WHO, the incidence of burn injuries that require immediate medical attention is approximately 20 times higher in the Western Pacific Region in comparison with the Americas. The increase in the incidence of burn injuries is a major factor boosting the market in this region. In addition, increasing R&D activities by key market players for the introduction of innovative products is expected to fuel market growth over the forecast period.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Key players are adopting various strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, product launches, partnerships, and geographical expansion, to strengthen their foothold in the market. In June 2018, Acelity L.P., Inc. acquired Crawford Healthcare to expand its product portfolio in wound care. Such initiatives are anticipated to increase the market share and customer base of the company. Some of the prominent players in the burn care market include:

  • 3M

  • Hollister Incorporated

  • Cardinal Health

  • Integra LifeSciences Corporation

  • KCI Licensing, Inc. (Acelity L.P. Inc.)

  • Coloplast Corp.

  • DeRoyal Industries, Inc.

  • Smith & Nephew

  • ConvaTec Inc.

Burn Care Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 2.1 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 3.7 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.9% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, depth of the wound, cause, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Russia; Japan; China; India; Brazil; Mexico; South Africa; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

3M; Hollister Incorporated; Cardinal Health; Integra LifeSciences Corporation; KCI Licensing, Inc. (Acelity L.P. Inc.); Coloplast Corp.; DeRoyal Industries, Inc.; Smith & Nephew; ConvaTec Inc.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global burn care market on the basis of product, depth of the wound, cause, end-use, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Advanced Dressing

      • Alginate Dressing

      • Collagen Dressing

      • Hydrogel Dressing

      • Hydrocolloid Dressings

      • Wound Contact Layers

      • Film Dressings

      • Foam Dressings

      • Others

    • Biologics

    • Traditional Burn Care Products

    • Others

  • Depth of Wound Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Minor Burns

    • Partial Thickness Burns

    • Full Thickness Burns

  • Cause Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Thermal Burns

    • Electrical Burns

    • Radiation Burns

    • Chemical Burns

    • Friction Burns

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Hospitals

    • Clinics

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Russia

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East and Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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