GVR Report cover Orthopedic Navigation Systems Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Orthopedic Navigation Systems Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By End-use (Hospitals, ASCs), By Application (Knee, Hip), By Technology (Electromagnetic, Optical), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-780-3
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2019
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global orthopedic navigation systems market size was valued at USD 1.97 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.4% over the forecast period. Rising geriatric population & cases of joint reconstruction, growing healthcare expenditure, and high awareness levels among patients & healthcare professionals are expected to drive the market growth over the forecast years. There is an increase in the number of cases of orthopedic conditions, including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ligamentous knee injuries. These ailments affect the body's musculoskeletal system, which comprises muscles, bones, joints, nerves, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons. This results in a reduction in the range of motion, stiffness, swelling, and muscle pain that later requires surgical treatment.

U.S. orthopedic navigation systems market size, by application, 2018 - 2028 (USD Million)

This is anticipated to boost the demand for the orthopedic navigation system in the coming years. According to the CDC estimation, 54.4 million (or 1 in 4) U.S. adults have some form of arthritis, which is expected to reach 78 million by the year 2040. This indicates the potential need for navigation systems for orthopedic surgeries in foreseeable future. Facing the outbreak of COVID-19, many countries made the required decision to abandon all non-emergency surgical procedures to free up caregivers for patients with COVID-19. The pandemic has adversely affected the overall market owing to restrictions on non-emergency procedures, which resulted in delays to several procedures consequently causing massive revenue losses for the orthopedic companies. For instance, Stryker’s net revenue decreased by 9.1% from last year and Smith & Nephew’s revenue decreased by 11.2% in 2020 from 2019. However, from the 3rd quarter, the market started recovering and began working rapidly as hospitals have gradually started resuming elective procedures. Therefore, in the coming years, it is projected that the market for orthopedic navigation systems will recover rapidly after the resumption of surgical procedures at full force.


 Orthopedic Navigation Systems Market: The market is adversely impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown scenario.

Pandemic Impact

Post COVID Outlook

COVID-19 outbreak negatively impacted the elective surgical procedure and thereby restricting the growth of the market

As the restrictions on elective surgeries are being lifted post lockdown, the demand for orthopedic navigation systems will set to rise

Disruption in the supply chain, inter-country travel restriction, and slow economic growth resulted in a decline of 9.0% revenue share from 2019-2020

Orthopedic clinics started with a limited number of elective procedures as the COVID-19 cases are decreasing, which is expected to propel the market growth

Stryker's net revenues decreased by -3.6% to reach USD 14.3 bn in 2020 from USD 14.8 bn in 2019 primarily due to unfavorable product mix due to the deferral of elective medical procedures as part of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic



Associated advantages of Computer-assisted Surgeries (CAS), such as low blood loss, shorter hospital stays, and easier rehabilitation, are other factors expected to drive the industry revenue. CAS is instrumental in delivering accurate implant alignment, provides improved functionality, improves quality-adjusted life year, and causes less pain & tissue damage and fewer complications. Due to the abovementioned factors, demand for minimally invasive surgery is increasing rapidly. Furthermore, technological advancement in orthopedic surgical navigation procedures, increasing incidence of osteoarthritis, and rise in funding pertaining to R&D are other factors expected to boost the demand.

Application Insights

The knee segment dominated the overall market accounting for a revenue share of over 46% in 2020 and will expand further at a steady CAGR in the forecast years. An increasing number of total knee replacement procedures and rising awareness pertaining to associated benefits are the factors contributing to its dominance. In addition, wider applications in multiple surgical conditions, such as total knee arthroplasty, unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement, kneecap replacement (patellofemoral arthroplasty), and revision knee replacement, further support segment growth.

Increasing technological advancements, such as minimally invasive surgeries, accompanied by the availability of improved implant materials are likely to boost the knee surgery procedure volumes, thereby supporting the segment growth. On the other hand, the spine segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR of over 14% from 2021 to 2028.

This growth is due to the increasing volumes of spine surgeries as there is an increasing prevalence of spinal disorders. Spinal injuries are the main reason for mortality and morbidity resulting from either weakening of the neurological injury or bony spine to the spinal nerves or spinal cord. Quick medical and surgical treatment is vital to diminish chronic functional disability. In addition, the increasing incidence of sports injuries and the growing number of road accidents and falls lead to segment growth.

End-use Insights

The hospitals end-use segment held the largest share of more than 75.0% in 2020. Hospitals offer a large array of treatment options relating to pain management and orthopedic procedures. Moreover, owing to the presence of technologically advanced medical devices and the increased number of patient footfall under these facilities further drives segment growth.

The Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) end-use segment is expected to witness the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. Factors, such as reduced wait times, personalized care, and shorter stay duration, have increased the demand for these centers. Innovative surgical methods in such settings allow tests and procedures to be performed without hospital admission. This is expected to support segment growth.

Technology Insights

The optical segment dominated the market with a revenue share of over 57% in 2020 and is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This system has boosted technical procedures in surgery and paved the way for complex procedures. An optical surgical navigation system is easy to complete as compared to old-style surgical systems.

Moreover, it is built on the principle of stereo vision with high precision. These systems find application in medical procedures, which require very high precision and demand major access paths. Such advantages associated with the technology can be attributed to the segment growth.

Global orthopedic navigation systems market share, by technology, 2020 (%)

Electromagnetic navigation systems involve electromagnetic techniques that comprise magnetic field producers as well as magnetic field detectors to create a live image of the body. This system of navigation is particularly important for elderly people, as they are extremely vulnerable to numerous physical conditions. This is expected to support the segment growth in the coming years.

Regional Insights

North America accounted for the largest revenue share of more than 45% in 2020 owing to the availability of improved infrastructure, high awareness levels, and favorable government initiatives pertaining to the promotion of orthopedic navigation systems. In addition, factors, as the increasing geriatric population, high government spending on healthcare, well-developed reimbursement structure, and presence of established manufacturers in the region contribute to the regional market growth.

Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing regional market from 2021 to 2028 owing to the presence of high unmet clinical needs, increase in government initiatives to improve patient awareness related to minimally invasive procedures for replacement surgeries, and rising investments by manufacturers for the production of cost-efficient orthopedic navigation systems. The geriatric population is more prone to orthopedic disorders, thereby presenting a huge target population in the region; with Japan, China, and India being the major regional contributors.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Key factors that can be attributed to the dominance of a few players include the presence of an extensive product portfolio and a wide global distribution network. However, other players are also gaining significant market share due to mergers & acquisitions and new product development activities.

The key players are involved in various strategies, such as new product developments, distribution agreements, and expansion strategies, to improve their market penetration. For instance, in November 2020, Stryker completed the acquisition of Wright Medical, in an attempt to enhance its global market position in trauma and extremities, providing significant opportunities to improve outcomes, advance innovation, and increase patient reach.

In July 2020, Smith+Nephew publicized the introduction of the RI.HIP Navigation for Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA). This device received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. FDA and CE Mark certification for THA. As a result of such initiatives, competitive rivalry in this industry is anticipated to be high in the coming years. Some of the prominent players in the global orthopedic navigation systems market include:

  • B. Braun Melsungen AG

  • Stryker

  • Medtronic

  • Smith+Nephew

  • Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. (DePuy Synthes)

  • Zimmer Biomet

  • Amplitude Surgical

  • Kinamed, Inc.

  • Globus Medical

  • OrthAlign

Orthopedic Navigation Systems Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 2.36 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 6.05 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 14.4% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Application, technology, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MiddleEast & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; Switzerland; The Netherlands; Austria; Belgium; Japan; India; China; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina, South Africa; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. (DePuy Synthes); Stryker; Zimmer Biomet; B. Braun Melsungen AG; Medtronic; Amplitude Surgical; Smith+Nephew: Kinamed, Inc.; Globus Medical: OrthAlign

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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 orthopedic navigation systems market report on the basis of application, technology, end-use, and region:

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

    • Knee

    • Hip

    • Spine

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

    • Electromagnetic

    • Optical

    • Others

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

    • Hospitals

    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Switzerland

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Belgium

      • Austria

      • The Netherlands

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East and Africa

      • South Africa

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