Distraction Osteogenesis Devices Market – Lengthen Your Bones
Distraction osteogenesis (DO), also called callus distraction, callotasis, osteodistraction, and distraction histogenesis is a surgical process used to reconstruct skeletal deformities and lengthen the bones of the body. As per the site of usage, DO devices can be classified as mandibular (lower law), maxillary (upper jaw), alveolar (in teeth bearing region of the jaws), palatal (roof of the mouth) or craniofacial (skull). Recent advancement such as fixator and pin design have reduced the complexity of external distraction devices and have provided oral and maxillofacial surgeons with easily placeable and miniaturized distraction devices that can be efficiently used for bone lengthening. These factors are expected to support growth of the distraction osteogenesis devices market.
The global distraction osteogenesis devices market was valued at US$ 219.1 million in 2017 and is expected to exhibit a robust CAGR of 4.7% over the forecast period (2017–2025).
Figure 1. Global Distraction Osteogenesis Devices Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2017
Increasing number of pediatric bone defects is expected to aid in growth of the distraction osteogenesis devices market
Distraction osteogenesis devices aid in orthopedics, maxillofacial, and oral surgery. Distraction osteogenesis devices are used for surgical-orthodontic skeleton and asymmetries, to treat rising number of bone defect cases, and craniofacial anomalies such as cleft palate, craniosynostosis, hemifacial microsomia, and others. According to Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015, about 2,650 babies are born with cleft palate and about 4,440 babies are born with cleft lip each year in the U.S. Also, according to the study by Medical Futurist, 2013, skull and bone defects, foot deformities, cleft palate account for 34% of the birth defects in the U.S., thus, leading to increasing demand for distraction osteogenesis devices in medical settings to efficiently treat facial deformities. According to the survey by Craniosynostosis and Positional Plagiocephaly Support (CAPPS) Organization, 2014, incidence of craniosynostosis is around 1 in 2,000/3,000 births, accounting for 175 infants born each day, with craniosynostosis globally.
Moreover, rising incidence of genetic disorders such as cleft defects is expected to augment the market growth. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 2017, around 30% of cleft defects are associated with a genetic syndrome including Waardenburg, Pierre Robin, and Down’s syndrome. Additionally, according to the data published in Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering Journal in 2012, annually in the U.S., over half a million patients receive bone defect repairs, accounting for around US$ 2.5 billion and this is expected to increase by 2020, which in turn favors growth of the distraction osteogenesis devices market.
North America is expected to dominate the global distraction osteogenesis devices market owing to increasing number of procedures for treating facial abnormalities in the U.S. According to the survey by American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2016, nearly 220,000 maxillofacial and craniofacial procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2016. Also, certain hospitals in the region are focusing on offering required care for facial defects, which is expected to aid in growth of the market. For instance, Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic at American Family Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the U.S. provides expert care for infants, children, and teens with congenital facial defects.
Asia Pacific is expected to gain significant traction in the forecast period as key players are focused on setting up subsidiaries in the region, to expand its customer base and geographic presence. For instance, 2016, KLS Martin Group opened its Indian subsidiary, KLS Martin India Private Limited in Chennai, with an aim to enhance its presence in Asia Pacific, as it is one of the fastest growing economies. Also, the Inga Health Foundation operating in the region runs three centers to treat skull & facial deformities for children across the country thus, aiding in reducing prevalence of craniofacial deformities. According to the survey by INGA Health Foundation, 2016, craniofacial abnormalities occurs in one of every 2,000 born and around 15,000 infants with craniofacial deformities are born every year, whereas cleft palate affects one in every 600 births in India.
Increasing focus on initiatives by organizations and market players to accelerate the market growth
Various initiatives by public organizations to offer effective surgical care for facial deformities globally, is expected to bolster the market growth. For instance, Operation Smile Foundation provides free surgeries for children and young adults in emerging economies such as China, India, Sub-Saharan Africa who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other dental and facial conditions. Operation Smiles has a global network of medical professionals providing high surgical care in over 60 countries. Also, the World Craniofacial Foundation links families of patients with medical professionals in every continent to ensure that the children with facial deformities receive high surgical and medical care.
Major players operating in the global distraction osteogenesis devices market are Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Stryker Corporation, KLS Martin Group, Osteomed, Acumed LLC, and Titamed.
Distraction osteogenesis devices are classified as internal and external distractors based on the placement of the device. The external distractor allows bone distraction in three planes and aids surgeon to alter the direction, or vector, of the distraction process. External distractors allow for easier adjustment of the direction of the distraction. Moreover, the miniaturized internal distraction devices have made surgical procedure clinically feasible and practical, providing higher comfort to the patients.
The factors impacting growth of the distraction osteogenesis devices market include rising number of pediatric bone defects coupled with development of novel solutions by distraction osteogenesis device manufacturers to treat facial asymmetries, mandibular hypoplasia, and other indications. Moreover, key players are focusing on research and development to introduce innovative products for enhancing patient satisfaction, procedure efficiency, and clinical outcomes, thus rising adoption of these technologically advanced devices and aiding in growth of the global distraction osteogenesis device market. For instance, in October 2017, DePuy Synthes launched MAXFRAME Multi-Axial Correction System, an external circular fixation device with a 3D planning software that helps improve accuracy of the deformity correction plan, which may reduce overall treatment time while improving procedural efficiency and reducing costs. The system is indicated for fracture fixation, limb lengthening, bone deformity correction in adults and children. However, the complications of the devices of forming marginal mandibular nerve and scars at external pin sites, requirement of second surgical procedure for removal of internal distractors, high cost of total treatment, are factors hindering growth of the distraction osteogenesis devices market.
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