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Surgical Scissors Market Analysis By Type (Reusable, Disposable), By Application (Cardiology, Orthopedics), By Material (Stainless Steel, Titanium), By End-use (Hospitals & Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers), And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-982-4
  • Number of Pages: 140
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global surgical scissors market size was estimated at USD 316.84 million in 2021 and is expected to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.56% from 2022 to 2030. The rising prevalence of chronic disorders that lead to an increase in the number of surgeries is anticipated to surge demand for surgical scissors during the forecast period. Increasing preference for minimally invasive surgical procedures by healthcare professionals as well as patients, across the globe is among the significant factors estimated to enhance the market progression. Technological advancements and innovations will further improve the performance of surgical scissors, thereby boosting market expansion.

Germany surgical scissors market size, by type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

The impact of COVID-19 on surgery has been widespread, including shortage of blood components, limited patient visits, and cancellation of surgical procedures, limited workforce, staffing issues, and viral transmission risk intraoperatively. These risk factors have restricted surgical procedures during COVID-19, which is expected to negatively impact the market. Moreover, delay in surgical procedures has hindered the adoption of surgical scissors. Most of the patients are avoiding visits to medical facilities for surgical procedures due to the COVID-19 infection spread, which may negatively impact the adoption of surgical procedures, thereby restraining the growth of the surgical scissor market. Therefore, to avoid the impact of COVID-19 on different surgeries, surgeons are adopting new guidelines during the pandemic to provide vital emergency services within their specialty. This is expected to slowly lead to an increase in the number of surgeries during the forecast period.

A large number of surgical procedures are performed across the world. The volume of surgical procedures performed at ambulatory surgeries, especially in the U.S. has grown consistently during the past quarter century. ASCs majorly offer surgical procedures at rates 35% to 50% less than hospitals. Such reduced costs of surgical procedures in ASCs across the U.S. help in saving the U.S. healthcare system USD 40 billion each year.

In 2019, around 5,700 ASCs operating in the U.S. performed about 23 million surgical procedures and made approximately USD 35 billion in revenue. Hence, the increasing volume of surgical procedures is predicted to propel the demand for surgical scissors.

The constant rise in the geriatric population is increasing the financial burden on the healthcare system. According to Population Reference Bureau, the number of Americans aged 65 and above is expected to nearly double from 52 million in 2019 to 95 million by 2060. Thus, the geriatric population is expected to account for up to 50% of the surgeries. Increasing life expectancy and decline in birth rates have contributed to the increasing elderly population. As life expectancy continues to increase, the number of elderly patients affected with surgically correctable diseases is expected to grow. The high prevalence of co-morbidities, such as cardiac and neuron conditions, among geriatric patients can make surgeons choose surgical scissors during surgical procedures. 

Type Insights

Based on type, the surgical scissors market is classified into reusable and disposable. The reusable segment held the largest share accounting for around 65.3% market share in 2021 owing to their increasing preference and adoption rates across the globe. Reusable stainless steel surgical scissors are considered the most eco-efficient choice by several healthcare professionals. The surge in adoption of robust and cost-effective surgical scissors and the wide availability of reusable surgical scissors are the key factors anticipated to augment the segment growth.

The disposable surgical scissors segment held a significant market share in 2021. Disposable surgical scissors are mostly suggested by doctors and healthcare professionals to minimize the risk of infections and other several harmful diseases. The usage of disposable surgical scissors aids in overcoming the challenges faced for sterilization of surgical scissors used during surgical procedures. 

Material Insights

Based on the material, the market is segmented into tungsten, stainless steel, ceramic, titanium, and others. Stainless steel segment held around 27.0% market share in 2021. Stainless steel is considered one of the most common metal alloys used in the manufacturing of surgical instruments. Also, stainless steel is a long-lasting material that transmits minimal chances of wear & tear. Also, this material is comparatively affordable as well as biologically well-tolerated as compared to other materials thereby surging its preference. Thus, increasing advantages associated with stainless steel surgical scissors along with a surge in its adoption rate is predicted to foster the segment expansion. 

The titanium segment captured considerable market share in 2021. When cooled or heated, the dimensions of titanium change less than half of stainless steel, making titanium surgical scissors more durable. Titanium surgical scissors are much more flexible and 40% lighter than stainless steel. This reduces hand fatigue during lengthy surgical procedures, thereby surging its demand. Additionally, they last longer than stainless steel surgical scissors. Thus, the above-mentioned factors are anticipated to contribute to the market growth. 

Application Insights 

Based on application, the market is segmented into cardiology, orthopedics, oral & throat, dermatology, neurology, gastroenterology, and others. Cardiology is among the leading segment holding around 22.6% market share in 2021. Surgical equipment such as scissors, forceps, specialty retractors, peripheral vascular, aorta & anastomosis clamps, and rib, sternum, & valve retractors are most commonly used during cardiovascular surgeries. Thus, this segment is expected to gain considerable market share during the forecast period owing to the rise in the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases globally.

Global surgical scissors market share, by application, 2021 (%)

The orthopedics segment witnessed more than  6.23% CAGR during the forecast period. With an aging population, the prevalence of orthopedic disorders is also expected to increase, which is likely to further boost demand for the surgical scissors. According to CDC, high school athletes account for an estimated 2.0 million sports-related injuries every year in the U.S. Hence, these chronic diseases and associated surgeries create huge demand for surgical instruments, especially surgical scissors, thereby driving the overall market growth. 

End-use Insights

The hospitals and clinics segment dominated the end-use segment in 2021. The number of surgeries performed in hospitals is higher than that in any other health setting owing to favorable reimbursement structure and availability of hospitals for primary care in several developing countries. Furthermore, investments in surgical instruments including surgical scissors are gradually growing in hospitals owing to the rising incidence of cardiac as well as neurological disorders, which is driving the market growth. 

Ambulatory surgical centers held a considerable market share in 2021. An increase in preference for same-day surgery, reduction in significant cost savings & wait times, and a rise in the number of patients requiring surgical interventions are among the factors driving demand for minimally invasive surgical instruments, including surgical scissors in ambulatory surgery centers

In addition, there has been an increase in hospital-physician ASC joint ventures, which is also expected to drive market growth. Hospitals are undertaking strategies to relocate simple care to ambulatory surgery centers. Thus, investments in surgical equipment including surgical scissors in ambulatory surgery centers are expected to increase in the coming years. 

Regional Insights

North America held the largest share of around 42.5% of the surgical scissors market. This can be attributed to increasing incidences of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular & neurological diseases, dermatology, and orthopedic disorders is a major factors propelling the market growth in North America. In addition, an increase in the number of surgical procedures due to accidents, burns, and trauma cases is one of the major factors driving the market in the region. 

The European region accounted for the second highest revenue and is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of around 6.36% during the forecast period. Europe comprises technologically advanced nations, which have a number of organizations that offer complex surgical interventions for the treatment and management of various diseases. The rise in the prevalence of chronic diseases in the European region led to an increase in the number of surgical procedures. 

Surgical Scissors Market Trends by Region

The Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit the highest growth of 6.89% owing to well-developed healthcare infrastructure in the countries like Japan and ongoing developments in India and China. In addition, the increasing elderly population is also a high-impact rendering driver for the regional market. According to CDC, chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, neurological disorders, diabetes, urological conditions, and accidental injuries are some of the leading causes of death in China. Thus, the huge disease burden in China is also expected to drive market growth. 

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Major companies operating in the surgical scissors market are focusing on several organic and inorganic strategies such as strategic partnerships and collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, novel product launches, and product approval, to strengthen their market position. The market is competitive in nature as key players are engaged in rigorous R&D activities to develop cost-effective and efficient surgical scissors. For instance, in August 2021, Encision announced the launch of AEM 2X enTouch Scissors. This strategy assisted the company in widening its product portfolio. Some of the prominent  players  in the global surgical scissors market include:

  • B.Braun Melsungen AG

  • Arthrex, Inc.

  • BD

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • World Precision Instruments

  • Scanlan International

  • Stryker

  • Purple Surgical International 

  • Olympus Corporation

  • Teleflex Incorporated 

Surgical Scissors Market Report Scope 

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 332.59 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 552.94 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.56% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historic data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion/million & CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors & trends

Segments covered

Type, material, application, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America;  MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Japan; China; India; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Columbia; South Africa; Saudi Arabia;  UAE

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Global Surgical Scissors Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global surgical scissors market based on the type, application, material,  end-use, and region:

Global Surgical Scissors Market Segmentation

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2017 - 2030)

    • Reusable

    • Disposable

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2017 - 2030)

    • Cardiology

    • Orthopedics

    • Gastroenterology

    • Dermatology

    • Neurology

    • Oral And Throat

    • Others

  • Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2017 - 2030)

    • Tungsten

    • Stainless Steel

    • Titanium

    • Ceramic

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2017 - 2030)

    • Hospitals & Clinics

    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • MEA

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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