Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market – Insights
Surgical drapes and gowns are used mainly in operating room as a preventive measure. It reduces the risk of contamination of surgical wounds and infections through surgical site or that are hospital acquired. Drapes and gowns can be single-use and disposed or it can be reusable. It acts as a physical barrier and are heat resistant too. Its tightly woven mesh that does not allow the entry of pathogens. Drapes are usually produced according to the kind of surgical procedures such as cardiovascular drapes, obstetrics drapes, and more. There are different kind of designs and characteristics associated with drapes and gowns. These are made from either synthetic, cotton fabric, or both, which is chemically treated.
Increasing surgical procedures is expected to boost global surgical drapes and gowns market growth over the forecast period
Increasing incidence of diseases and medical emergencies is leading to increasing number of surgical procedures and thereby expected to aid in the global surgical drapes and gowns market growth. For instance, according to World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, 321.5 million surgical procedures took place globally. According to the American Heart Association, around 580,000 new attacks and 210,000 recurrent attacks were recorded in U.S., in 2017. Moreover, according to the Bone and Joint Initiative USA 2016 data, one out of two patients of aged 65 years and above were affected by musculoskeletal diseases in the U.S. Furthermore, healthcare professionals are at risk of acquiring infections during invasive procedures. Hence, higher prevalence of diseases may lead to higher surgical procedures and thereby expected to propel the global surgical drapes and gowns market growth.
The global surgical drapes and gowns market was valued at US$ 2,410.4 million in 2017, and is expected to witness a robust CAGR of 4.9% over the forecast period (2018–2026).
Figure 1. Global Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market Value (US$ Mn) Analysis and Forecast and Y-o-Y Growth (%)
Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)
Increasing awareness of surgical site infections is expected to impel the global surgical drapes and gowns market growth over the forecast period
Higher prevalence of surgical site infections is leading to higher demand for use of gowns and drapes, which is expected to influence positively on the global surgical drapes and gowns market growth. For instance, according to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2017 data, around 157,500 surgical site infections occur in the U.S. every year and around 8,205 people die due to it. According to the same source, the surgical site infection extends the hospital stays by 11 days and adding around US$ 3.3 billion cost annually to the hospitals. Furthermore, increase in number of hospital-acquired infections is also expected to drive the global surgical drapes and gowns market growth. Hospital care includes usage of devices and other invasive procedures for the treatment, which in some cases when not handled properly can cause infections. Prevention and management of it is of utmost important, which includes wearing of a surgical gown, and using drapes that prevents the entry of pathogens and reduces the risk. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2015 data in U.S. an estimated 687,000 people who were already admitted into acute care hospitals suffered from hospital acquired infections and around 72,000 died due to it.
Figure 2. Global Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market Share (%), by Region, 2018 & 2026
Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)
However, product recalls may have a negative impact on the global surgical drapes and gowns market growth. For instance, in March 2019, Converters(R) Tiburon(R) Arthroscopy Drape manufactured by Cardinal Health LLC got recalled due to mixing of materials and components.
Some major players operating in the global surgical drapes and gowns market include 3M, Halyard Health, Medline, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Steril Medical, Alpha Pro Tec, Mölnlycke Health Care AB, Anhui Medpurest Medical Technology Co., Ltd., Lohmann & Rauscher, and Vygon
Surgical drapes are used in surgical procedures, which prevents the contact of the physicians from unwanted surfaces to prevent contamination and infection risks. It also prevents any kind of contamination and thus maintains sterility. Drapes acts as physical barrier during the surgery against microbes and are resistant to heat. Surgical gowns are worn over in the operating room to perform surgeries. Its characteristics are similar to that of surgical drape. Surgical drapes and gowns are produced according to the type of surgery. These are either disposable or non-disposable. They are generally made from tightly woven fabric, cotton, and polyester, which may or may not be chemically treated.
Factors such as active involvement and growth strategies adopted by key players in the market is expected to influence the global surgical drapes and gowns market growth positively. Furthermore, regulatory support and initiatives towards hygiene and prevention of infectious diseases are expected to impact positively on the global surgical drapes and gowns market growth. For instance, in December 2018, Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) of India, added surgical gowns, surgical drapes, and incision drapes to the list of notified medical devices, as proposed by the Central Drug Standards Control Organization (CDSCO). Moreover, in April 2018, Medline set up a new manufacturing facility for surgical trays that includes drapes and gowns. Hence, these factors are expected to boost the global surgical drapes and gowns market growth.
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