GVR Report cover Veterinary Orthopedics Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Veterinary Orthopedics Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product, By Application (TPLO, TTA, Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Elbow Replacement, Lateral Fixation), By End-use, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Published Date: Aug, 2021
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2020
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-881-7
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2019
  • Number of Pages: 152

Report Overview

The global veterinary orthopedics market size was valued at USD 491.6 million in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3% from 2021 to 2028. Growing pet adoption coupled with pet expenditure, chronic diseases, the number of veterinarians, and pet insurance is expected to accelerate the growth. The 2020 PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report stated that about 51% of the U.K. citizens owned a pet. In addition, the report pegged U.K.’s dog and cat population at around 10.1 million and 10.9 million, respectively.

North America veterinary orthopedics market size, by product, 2018 - 2028 (USD Billion)

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a slowdown in the market due to movement restrictions, reduced veterinary visits, and delayed or canceled elective veterinary orthopedic surgeries. In March 2020, Harmony Veterinary Center in Colorado U.S. suspended all veterinary elective procedures, surgeries, and dentistry. According to the findings of an April 2020 survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 98% of the respondent veterinary practitioners reported limiting client contact due to the outbreak while about two-thirds had deferred at least some surgical procedures. The surgery volume across the globe recovered gradually as lockdown protocols were eased in several countries and many public health bodies released guidelines to support the resumption of veterinary surgeries. The Seven Hills Veterinary Hospital for example, updated its protocols effective June 2021 and reported an increase in the volume of appointments/telephone calls/urgent care and emergency services including surgeries. Thus although the COVID-19 pandemic led to a reduction in elective surgeries, the number is expected to bounce back in coming years.

According to Banfield Pet Hospital’s 2020 report on Veterinary Emerging Topics, pet obesity in the U.S. has become an epidemic. Of the 1.9 million adult dogs examined at the hospital, 51% were reported to be overweight. Banfield Pet Hospital has observed this upward trend in pet obesity since 2007. The hospital reports that every 1 out of 3 cats and dogs were overweight. Obesity leads to comorbid conditions, such as osteoarthritis, which often require surgical interventions. For instance, as per Banfield Pet Hospital in 2017, arthritis/DJD, ligament/tendon conditions, and hip/pelvis conditions were the most common osteoarthritis conditions affecting dogs and cats. This led to an increase in orthopedic surgeries in canine pets.

According to the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) there was a 21% increase in the pet health insurance sector in the region in 2019. NAPHIA reported continued growth in its sector even in 2020, despite some COVID-related challenges. All these factors are expected to continue driving the region’s growth over the forecast period.

According to the 2019 Chinese Pet Industry report by Pet Fair Asia, urban Chinese were estimated to have spent about USD 28.8 billion on their pets (mainly cats and dogs). China’s pet insurance market, although in its early stages, is expected to grow significantly, thus making pet care and treatments affordable in the future. All these factors are anticipated to drive the market in China.

Product Insights

The implants segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of over 55.0% in 2020. The implants segment is further segregated into plates, screws, and others. The plates segment comprises compression plates, arthrodesis plates, and acetabulum plates. According to the scil animal care company, cruciate ligament repairs and traumas are the most common procedures that require veterinary orthopedic implants.

The instrument segment is also expected to register notable growth over the forecast period. According to veterinary surgeons, surgeries performed on small animals require extremely specialized surgical instruments that provide high precision and accuracy. These include bone cutting forceps, bone files, and bone rasps.

Application Insights

The TTA segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of over 19.0% in 2020, owing to associated benefits such as less post-operative pain and complications, and a faster recovery period. The application is divided into total knee replacement, total hip replacement, total elbow replacement, trauma fixation, TPLO, TTA, lateral fixation, and others.

Total knee replacement and TPLO segments are also expected to show steady growth over the forecast period, owing to an increase in the number of orthopedic surgeries being performed on canines. The American Veterinary Medical Association surveyed members of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS) in 2016. As per its results, VOS members preferred the TPLO technique for treating CCL rupture in dogs weighing more than 15 kgs.

End-use Insights

The hospitals and clinics segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of over 80.0% in 2020. Hospitals and clinics report the largest footfall and are better equipped to handle orthopedic procedures and surgeries. This contributed to the dominant share held by this segment. The availability of the necessary setup for diagnostic tests and post-surgical procedures makes this segment a preferred choice for pet parents and is expected to propel the growth of the veterinary orthopedics market over the forecast period.

Global veterinary orthopedics market, by end-use, 2020 (%)

The others segment comprises veterinary research centers and ambulatory care units. It is anticipated to grow at a high rate during the forecast period, which can be attributed to increasing R&D investments and funding for developing therapeutically advanced surgical techniques and implants.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 31.6% in 2020. The market for veterinary orthopedics is expected to register growth during the forecast period owing to the rising incidence of pet obesity. According to the 2018 findings of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, U.S., 59.5% of cats and 55.8% of dogs were categorized as obese, whereas in 2015, 58% of cats and 54% of dogs were identified to be obese. Obesity makes pets vulnerable to disorders such as hip and joint conditions, Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) rupture, etc., which require surgery in severe cases. Other factors driving the market for veterinary orthopedics in North America include the presence of major players and well-established healthcare infrastructure.

In Asia Pacific, the market for veterinary orthopedics is expected to register the fastest growth rate over the forecast period, owing to factors such as growing pet expenditure, humanization of pets, and the presence of market players. For instance, pets in Japan, especially cats and dogs, have a longer life expectancy, making them more susceptible to disorders of the knee/hip or elbow/shoulder associated with old age and trauma. This is expected to drive the market for veterinary orthopedics in Japan.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key players are focused on increasing market share via various strategic initiatives including collaborations, distribution partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and product development. In October 2019, Veterinary Orthopedic Implants was acquired by Fidelio Capital, which later became part of Movora Company. Following this, in March 2020, BioMedtrix, LLC was acquired by Fidelio Capital and was made a part of Movora Company. Some of the prominent players in the veterinary orthopedics market include:

  • B. Braun Melsungen AG

  • Veterinary Orthopedic Implants

  • Kyon AG


  • Integra LifeSciences Corporation

  • Ortho Max Manufacturing Company Pvt. Ltd.

  • BioMedtrix, LLC

  • Surgical Holdings Veterinary

  • GerVetUSA

Veterinary Orthopedics Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 530.9 million

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 930.1 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 8.3% 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, application, end-use, region

Regional Scope

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

Country Scope

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

Key companies profiled

B. Braun Melsungen AG; Veterinary Orthopedic Implants; Kyon AG; STERIS; Integra LifeSciences Corporation; Ortho Max Manufacturing Company Pvt. Ltd.; BioMedtrix, LLC; Surgical Holdings Veterinary; GerVetUSA

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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 report, Grand View Research has segmented the global veterinary orthopedics market report on the basis of product, application, end-use, and region:

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

    • Instrument

    • Implants

      • Plates

        • Compression plates

        • Arthrodesis plates

        • Acetabulum plates

      • Screws

      • Others

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

    • Total Knee Replacement

    • Total Hip Replacement

    • Total Elbow Replacement

    • Trauma Fixation

    • TPLO

    • TTA

    • Lateral Fixation

    • Others

  • 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

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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