"Increasing focus on sports-related injuries"
Soft tissues frequently injured during sports and physical training include muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Knee injuries are one of the most common musculoskeletal traumas among people. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a frequently occurring knee injury and the standard treatment for this is surgical reconstruction. Increasing incidence of sports-related injuries has become a leading cause of soft tissue injuries worldwide. Athletes are most likely to injure their ACLs disabling complete stretching of their legs. Athletes participating in soccer and baseball are mostly affected by such type of injury. Meniscal tear is also a common soft tissue knee injury that is seen amongst athletes.
"Soft tissue repair helps the geriatric population base"
Geriatric population also plays a pivotal role in driving the demand for orthopedic soft tissue repair market. Factor supporting this growth include improvement in life expectancy. Ageing results in weakening of ligament and changes in skeletal and neuromuscular systems. Hence, wear and tear of soft tissues resulting from weakened connective tissues in ageing population is expected to drive the market growth.
"Technological innovations - A developing phase"
Technological advancements and innovations continue in the orthopedic soft tissue repair space. Therapies such as platelet-rich plasma and others are quite effective in the management of complex musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pain caused due to orthopedic ligament tear. Furthermore, novel advancements, such as innovative surgical techniques, are also developing in the field of soft tissue reconstruction to make these procedures more effective. The demand for minimally invasive techniques is gaining importance. These procedures result in less trauma and quicker recovery as compared to invasive procedures.
The orthopedic soft tissue repair market is attracting many key participants. The major companies include Smith & Nephew plc; Stryker; Zimmer Biomet; Arthrex, Inc.; CONMED Corporation; and DePuySynthes, Inc. The acquisition of ArthroCare Corporation by Smith & Nephew has diversified the product portfolio for orthopedic soft tissue repair further in strengthening the position of the former in orthopedic soft tissue repair market.
In-depth report on global orthopedic soft tissue repair market by Grand View Research: