GVR Report cover U.S. Patient Positioning Systems Market Size, Share & Trends Report

U.S. Patient Positioning Systems Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By End-use (Hospitals, ASCs), By Product (Tables, Accessories), By Application (Diagnostics, Surgery), And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Published Date: Oct, 2021
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2020
  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-646-6
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2019
  • Number of Pages: 100

Report Overview

The U.S. patient positioning systems market size was valued at USD 760.9 million in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2021 to 2028. The growing need to maximize access and minimize risks in general surgery, advancements in technology, and, the prevalence of chronic diseases, and the number of surgeries performed are some of the key drivers of this market. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the market. Delay in elective surgical procedures, capital projects, and installations, and hospital access restrictions negatively impacted demand and sales. For example, in its 2020 Annual report, Hill-Rom reported a decline in revenue across its global businesses and portfolio due to the COVID-19 outbreak including its surgical solutions portfolio.

U.S. patient positioning systems market size, by product, 2018 - 2028 (USD Million)

However, the company reported that the decrease was partially offset during the first 6 months of fiscal 2020, by high demand for Hill-rom’s integrated operating tables. The demand is estimated to increase over time, especially for contactless patient positioning systems. Patient positioning is an important aspect of effective and safe surgical procedures. Improper patient positioning can lead to several complications, such as the risk of developing pressure sores, joint damage, muscle stress, longer recovery time, and post-procedure complications.

This has led to an increase in the need for optimal systems that keep the patient’s body as naturally aligned as possible, offering maximum access to the surgical site. An optimum patient positioning system can help prevent quick and jerky movements, thus, minimizing risks during surgery or imaging procedures. The growing number of surgical and diagnostic/imaging procedures performed is expected to increase the demand for better patient positioning systems, creating opportunities for market players for product improvements. This is expected to fuel the market growth.

The number of surgeries performed in the U.S. is increasing due to the growing prevalence of chronic diseases and the rising geriatric population. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2019, an estimated 75 million of the 328 million U.S. population were aged 60 years and older. The proportion of the geriatric population is expected to increase over time. This implies that a significant number of individuals will be vulnerable to chronic and acute conditions, leading to a growth in demand for surgical interventions.

The increasing number of surgeries performed has prompted end users, such as hospitals, to buy more specialty tables and accessories to improve patient outcomes. The growing preference for minimally invasive procedures is another factor fueling the market growth. Hospitals and ambulatory centers generally look to obtain both, general and specialty tables, due to newer features & capabilities, such as a higher weight limit of up to 1,000 pounds. Such features can prove useful during bariatric procedures for obese patients. These factors are expected to propel market growth.

Product Insights

The tables segment accounted for more than 45% share of the U.S. market revenue. The rising adoption of automated technology, such as integrated robotic systems, and the need to enable better control & precision during treatments and diagnostic procedures are the key drivers anticipated to contribute to the market growth. SchureMed, for instance, is a U.S.-based manufacturer of procedure tables, including Endrest Major Procedure Table, Rectangle Minor & Major Procedure Table, and Hourglass Major Procedure Table.

The company also provides supporting accessories in addition to its table lineup. The accessories segment is expected to grow at the fastest at a CAGR during the forecast period owing to the rising flow of products in the U.S. market. For instance, in July 2020, Hill-Rom launched a range of lithotomy positioning devices (Yellofins Apex) in the U.S. to expand its product portfolio.

Application Insights

The surgery application segment accounted for the largest revenue share of more than 45.5% in 2020. On the basis of application, the market has been further segmented into surgery, diagnostics, and others. The aging population in the U.S. coupled with the high prevalence of chronic diseases is increasing the number of surgeries performed in the country.

The presence of key players and the availability of insurance coverage are other factors expected to contribute to the high number of treatment procedures & surgeries, thereby contributing to the market growth. The others segment includes radiotherapy treatments, such as cancer therapies. As per the CDC, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. and accounts for 1 of every 4 deaths in the country. This key factor is estimated to contribute to the segment growth.

End-use Insights

The hospitals segment accounted for more than 54% of the total revenue share in 2020. The hospitals segment held the largest market share owing to the high number of treatments and surgical & diagnostic procedures conducted within hospital settings. On the basis of end use, the market has been divided into hospital, ambulatory, and others.

U.S. patient positioning systems market share, by end-use, 2020 (%)

The Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) segment is estimated to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. According to Definitive Healthcare, there are over 9,000 active ASCs in the U.S. Rising number of ASCs, initiatives, and investments by key players, and high preference for outpatient surgeries are anticipated to increase the number of procedures performed in ASCs, thereby fueling the segment growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is highly competitive and key players are undertaking strategic initiatives to maintain market leadership or increase their market share. These include partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, R&D, and product launches. The Hip Positioning System by Hill-Rom, for example, can be customized for use in lateral and supine arthroscopic procedures by enabling adduction, flexion, abduction, & distraction of the patient’s leg.

In July 2020, Hillrom also launched a precision surgical table, the PST 500, and lithotomy positioning devices to expand its product offerings. Mizuho OSI offers a lineup of surgery tables specific to different specialties. Its Insite table, for example, is a radiolucent cantilevered surgery table intended for spinal and imaging procedures. Some of the key players in the U.S. patient positioning systems market include:

  • Medtronic

  • Stryker

  • Steris

  • Hill-Rom Services, Inc.

  • SchureMed

  • Skytron LLC

  • Smith & Nephew

  • Leoni AG

  • Schaerer Medical AG

  • Mizuho OSI

U.S. Patient Positioning Systems Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 795.14 million

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 1.15 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 5.4% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2020

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

Product, application, end-use

Country Scope


Key companies profiled

Medtronic; Stryker; Steris; Hill-Rom Services, Inc.; SchureMed; Skytron LLC; Smith & Nephew; Leoni AG; Schaerer Medical AG; Mizuho OSI

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the country level and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2028. For the purpose of this report, Grand View Research has segmented the U.S. patient positioning systems market report on the basis of product, application, and end-use:

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

    • Tables

      • Surgical Tables

      • Examination Tables

      • Radiolucent Imaging Tables

    • Accessories

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

    • Surgery

    • Diagnostics

    • Others

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

    • Hospitals

    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)

    • Others (Diagnostic Centers, Clinics)

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