The U.S. small bone and joint orthopedic market is made up of shoulder reconstruction, elbow repair, hand & wrist device, foot & ankle device and shape memory staple market segments.
The small bone and joint orthopedic device market is separate from the large joint and trauma markets, although the distinction is sometimes unclear. As a result, defining small joint devices can be challenging. Similar to large joint devices, many of the small joint devices are involved in elective procedures; these devices generally command higher selling prices. Conversely, the small joint device market is also similar to the trauma device market, where devices may not have high prices or show significant price growth, but are involved in essential surgery and are always in demand.
Small joints such as shoulders, elbows, hands and feet have not received as much attention as hip and knee treatments until recently, but have experienced strong and consistent growth because they are clinically underserved.
The full report suite on the U.S. market for small bone and joint orthopedic devices includes shoulder reconstruction devices, elbow repair devices, hand & wrist devices and foot & ankle devices. This report also includes plate & screw devices, staple fixation devices and external fixation devices markets.