Skin & wound closure devices are used to close a wound by pulling the wound edges together and help it to heal. Apart from closing the wound, these devices also help to stop bleeding through haemostasis. The wounds may include ones caused by diabetes, pressure and venous ulcers, amputations, arterial and traumatic wounds, surgical wounds and burns.
Every wound care device have its distinct function and need and they are categorized accordingly. Sutures are divided into two types: Monofilament and braided. Monofilament devices are mainly used in neurological, cardiovascular and ophthalmic surgeries, whereas braided sutures are commonly used as generic wound closures due to their improved knot security. Stapler devices are an evolved form of sutures and hence provide the same functionality but with a quick and easy procedure.
There have been continuous technological developments in the wound care industry as these devices are moving from traditional forms, such as sutures, to modern and advanced ones like absorbable sutures, sealants, haemostats, adhesives and staples. Currently, sutures dominate the wound closure devices market. This includes both absorbable and non-absorbable sutures. However, with the rise in cosmetic surgery procedures, tissue sealants and haemostats are becoming preferred devices in this industry.
Modern devices has helped in improving recovery time for patients as well as reduced duration and cost of treating wounds.
In addition, craniomaxillofacial devices market is also witnessing growth because of increasing incidences of cranial and facial fractures due to increasing accident injuries. Metallic implants are the most used craniomaxillofacial devices because they provide strong support to fractures and they are cheaper as compared to emerging bioabsorbable devices.
Rise in demand for minimally invasive surgeries may hinder the growth of skin and wound care closure market as minimally invasive surgeries produce small incisions, thereby, requiring less number of sutures or other devices.
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