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  • Published On : Jun 2022
  • Code : CMI5039
  • Industry : Medical Devices
  • Pages : 245
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Sutures are tied on the skin with the help of a needle available in various size, shapes and are manufactured with different materials. Sutures are normally classified into two types, absorbable and non-absorbable. Absorbable sutures are those which are dissolved in the body by enzymatic reactions or hydrolysis. They can further be classified on the basis of their construction, either mono-filament or multi-filament, coating provided and also whether they are made from natural or synthetic materials. Choice of suture material depends on numerous factors, such as tissue type, infection risk, and personal preferences the surgical needle allows for the correct positioning of the suture material within a tissue. Sutures can also be classified on the basis of their usage e.g. cardiovascular sutures, ophthalmic sutures, general sutures, orthopedic sutures etc. 

The global sutures market is estimated to be valued at US$ 3,688.50 million in 2022 and expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.3% over the forecast period (2022-2030)

Figure 1. Global Sutures Market Share (%) in Terms of Value, By Region, 2022

Sutures  | Coherent Market Insights

Rapid research and development activities by market players is expected to witness significant growth of the market in the future

Rapid research and development activities are being carried out by market players for improving the effectiveness of sutures, which is expected to drive the global sutures market growth over the forecast period.

For instance, in June 2018, Sutrue Ltd., a U.K.-based medical device startup developed two new handheld, automated 3D printed suture stitching devices which help prevent needle injuries. These newly developed technologically advanced suture devices can be used for medical surgeries such as dental, cosmetic, and others. These 3D printed suture stitching devices are cost effective and more accurate due to its automation technology.

According to an article published by the McGill University, Canada in April 2021, researchers from Montreal, Canada have developed groundbreaking, innovative tough gel sheathed (TGS) sutures which are inspired by the human tendon. They contain a slippery yet tough gel envelope similar to the human tendon. These next-generation sutures are advantageous over the traditional sutures to reduce damage, discomfort, and post-surgery complications caused by traditional sutures.

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Sutures Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2022: US$ 3,688.50 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2021 Forecast Period: 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 8.3% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 6,979.61 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
  • Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Product Type: Absorbable Sutures (Natural Sutures, Synthetic Sutures {Monocryl Sutures, AbsVicryl Sutures, Polyglycoloc Sutures, Polydioxanone Sutures, Others}), Non-Absorbable Sutures (Nylon Sutures, Stainless Steel Sutures, Prolene Sutures, Others)
  • By Application: Cardiovascular Surgeries, Ophthalmic Surgeries, General Surgeries, Gynecology Surgeries, Orthopedic Surgeries, Other Surgeries
  • By Material: Monofilament, Multifilament
  • By Raw Origin: Natural, Synthetic
  • By End User: Hospitals, Ambulatory Care Centres, Nursing Homes, Clinics, Other
Companies covered:

Medtronic Plc, Johnson & Johnson, SMI, Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc, GMD Group (General Medical Disposable), Bentley Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Lotus Surgicals, Teleflex Incorporated, Sutumed, Lux Sutures, CliniSut, Smith & Nephew Plc, B. Braun Melsungen AG, CONMED Corporation, Unilene, Riverpoint Medical, Unisur Lifecare Pvt. Ltd., Orion Sutures India Pvt Ltd, Dolphin Sutures, Peters Surgical, Meril Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Corza Medical, Healthium Medtech Limited, Surgical Sutures Private Limited, DemeTECH Corporation, and Vitrex Medical A/S

Growth Drivers:
  • Increase in the number of surgeries
  • Rapid research and development activities by market players
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Increasing technological advancements

Figure 2. Global Sutures Market Share (%), by Product Type, 2022

Sutures  | Coherent Market Insights

Global Sutures Market: Restraint

The disadvantages and high cost associated with sutures are expected to hinder the growth of the global sutures market over the forecast period

Following are the disadvantages of sutures:

  • Risk of bacterial infection
  • Irritation from the cut ends of the suture material
  • Risk of dehiscence
  • Fraying during knot construction
  • Tissue drag

According to the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery National Databank Statistics for 2020 published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, it was estimated that the total cost of surgical procedures performed in the U.S. was around US$ 6.17 Bn in 2020.

According to Misch's Avoiding Complications in Oral Implantology, a 2018 book, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) sutures have good handling qualities but are very expensive. Moreover, polytetrafluoroethylene sutures are slippery and thus have poor frictional resistance to knot loosening.

Key Players

Major players operating in the global sutures market include Medtronic Plc, Johnson & Johnson, SMI, Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc, GMD Group (General Medical Disposable), Bentley Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Lotus Surgicals, Teleflex Incorporated, Sutumed, Lux Sutures, CliniSut, Smith & Nephew Plc, B. Braun Melsungen AG, CONMED Corporation, Unilene, Riverpoint Medical, Unisur Lifecare Pvt. Ltd., Orion Sutures India Pvt Ltd, Dolphin Sutures, Peters Surgical, Meril Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Corza Medical, Healthium Medtech Limited, Surgical Sutures Private Limited, DemeTECH Corporation, and Vitrex Medical A/S

Sutures, commonly known as stitches, are medical devices which are used for the closure of wounds. Suture heal the tissues and keep the wound closed together. Suturing is the most adaptable, least expensive, and most widely used technique of securing tissue during an operative procedure. They are mainly used on the skin, internal tissues, organs, and blood vessels.

Increasing accidents and surgeries are expected to drive the global sutures market growth. According to data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017, yearly around 1.25 million people die globally and more than 20 to 50 million people experience severe injuries, due to road traffic crash.

Market Dynamics

An increase in the number of surgeries such as orthopedic, bariatric, gynecological, cardiovascular, dental, cosmetic, and others is expected to drive the growth of the global sutures market over the forecast period.

For instance, according to an article published by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) in March 2021, it was estimated that the total number of bariatric surgeries performed in the U.S. increased from 158,000 in 2011 to 196,000 in 2015 and 256,000 in 2019.

Moreover, according to the Plastic Surgery Statistics Report 2020, published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it was estimated that the total number of reconstructive surgery/procedure in the U.S. increased from 6,652,591 in 2019 to 6,878,486 in 2020, which is an increase of 3%.

According to the same source, it was estimated that the total number of cosmetic surgical procedures in the U.S. increased from 1,901,049 in 2000 to 2,314,720 in 2020, which is an increase of 22%. Following the same trend, the total number of cosmetic surgical procedures in the U.S. are expected to increase in the near future and contribute towards the growth of the global sutures market over the forecast period.

Moreover, according to the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery National Databank Statistics for 2020, published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, it was estimated that 296,601 liposuction surgeries, 252,022 breast augmentation surgeries, 163,073 abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) surgeries, and 102,751 mastopexy (Breast Lift) surgical procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2020.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global sutures market, market size (US$ Mn) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2022–2030), considering 2021 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global sutures market based on the following parameters – company highlights, products portfolio, key highlights, financial performance, and strategies
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Medtronic Plc, Johnson & Johnson, SMI, Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc, GMD Group (General Medical Disposable), Bentley Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Lotus Surgicals, Teleflex Incorporated, Sutumed, Lux Sutures, CliniSut, Smith & Nephew Plc, B. Braun Melsungen AG, CONMED Corporation, Unilene, Riverpoint Medical, Unisur Lifecare Pvt. Ltd., Orion Sutures India Pvt Ltd, Dolphin Sutures, Peters Surgical, Meril Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Corza Medical, Healthium Medtech Limited, Surgical Sutures Private Limited, DemeTECH Corporation, and Vitrex Medical A/S
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global sutures market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global sutures market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Sutures Market, By Product type:
    • Absorbable Sutures
      • Natural Sutures
      • Synthetic Sutures
        • Monocryl Sutures
        • AbsVicryl Sutures
        • Polyglycoloc Sutures
        • Polydioxanone Sutures
        • Others
    • Non-Absorbable Sutures
      • Nylon Sutures
      • Stainless Steel Sutures
      • Prolene Sutures
      • Others
  • Global Sutures Market, By Application:
    • Cardiovascular Surgeries
    • Ophthalmic Surgeries
    • General Surgeries
    • Gynecology Surgeries
    • Orthopedic Surgeries
    • Other Surgeries
  • Global Sutures Market, By Material :
    • Monofilament
    • Multifilament
  • Global Sutures Market, By Raw Origin :
    • Natural
    • Synthetic
  • Global Sutures Market, By End User:
    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory Care Centres
    • Nursing Homes
    • Clinics
    • Others
  • Global Sutures Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Country
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • By Country
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
    • Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Medtronic Plc*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Overview
      • Key Highlights
      • Market Strategies
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • SMI
    • Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc
    • GMD Group (General Medical Disposable)
    • Bentley Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
    • Lotus Surgicals
    • Teleflex Incorporated
    • Sutumed
    • Lux Sutures
    • CliniSut
    • Smith & Nephew Plc
    • Braun Melsungen AG
    • CONMED Corporation
    • Unilene
    • Riverpoint Medical
    • Unisur Lifecare Pvt. Ltd.
    • Orion Sutures India Pvt Ltd
    • Dolphin Sutures
    • Peters Surgical
    • Meril Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
    • Corza Medical
    • Healthium Medtech Limited
    • Surgical Sutures Private Limited
    • DemeTECH Corporation
    • Vitrex Medical A/S

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Frequently Asked Questions

The global sutures market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 3,688.50 Mn in 2022 and expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.3% between 2022 and 2030.
Increase in the number of surgeries and rapid research and development activities by market players is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
Absorbable sutures is leading product type segment in the market.
North America holds the largest market share in the market.
Major factors hampering the market growth include disadvantages and high cost associated with sutures.
Major players operating in the market include Medtronic Plc, Johnson & Johnson, SMI, Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc, GMD Group (General Medical Disposable), Bentley Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Lotus Surgicals, Teleflex Incorporated, Sutumed, Lux Sutures, CliniSut, Smith & Nephew Plc, B. Braun Melsungen AG, CONMED Corporation, Unilene, Riverpoint Medical, Unisur Lifecare Pvt. Ltd., Orion Sutures India Pvt Ltd, Dolphin Sutures, Peters Surgical, Meril Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Corza Medical, Healthium Medtech Limited, Surgical Sutures Private Limited, DemeTECH Corporation, and Vitrex Medical A/S

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