Urinary Incontinence means losing control of bladder, due to which there is an involuntary leakage of urine. In this condition, control over the urinary sphincter is weakened or completely lost and due to this, a person urinates even when they don’t want to. This is a very common and often embarrassing problem for people. At the time of urination, muscles around urethra relax and let urine pass out of the body, however, in urinary incontinence, muscles around urethra don’t work in the way they should, resulting in leak-out of urine. There are various type of incontinences such as stress (bladder is under pressure), urge (intense urge to pass urine), and overflow (chronic urinary retention). The severity of urinary incontinence varies as per health conditions such as urinary tract infection (UTI), constipation, and age group, as urinary incontinence is found more in geriatric population.
Global Urinary Incontinence Treatment Devices Market Drivers
Extensive research and development by major players is expected to support global urinary incontinence treatment devices market growth over the forecast period. Key factors that boost the market growth are rise in surgical treatments of urinary incontinence due to increase in chronic conditions (kidney stones, pregnancy, paralysis, and neuromuscular injury) that have developed the need for innovating urinary catheters. The global urinary incontinence treatment devices market growth is driven by high incidence and increase in prevalence of urinary incontinence across the globe and increasing product approvals by regulatory authorities. According to integrated care for older people (ICOPE) guidelines by World Health Organization (WHO), a population based study was carried out in 2017 an ‘Evidence profile: urinary incontinence’ in U.S. and Nordic countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden) It is reported that the prevalence of urinary incontinence was ranging from 9.9% to 36.1% and was high in older women than the older men in. Due to advancement in technology, leading players are manufacturing had come up with few recent launches for urinary incontinence products such as ‘Advance XP’ Male Sling System by Boston Scientific launched sling for male stress urinary incontinence in February 2019, ‘DFree’ first wearable device for urinary incontinence was launched by Triple W in December 2018 in U.S. and people are widely adopting such products. Furthermore, ‘INNOVO’, a transcutaneous electrical stimulator by Atlantic Therapeutics received an approval from the U.S. Food and drug Administration (FDA) in 2018, which is used for treatment of urinary incontinence types such as stress, urge & mixed urinary incontinence in both women and men of all ages. These factors are expected to support global urinary incontinence treatment devices market growth over the forecast period.
According to the American Urological Association (AUA), in 2013, around 60%-70% of men and women suffered from urinary incontinence in the U.S. Boston Scientific Corporation formed an agreement with Endo International Plc to acquire the American Medical Systems urology portfolio in 2015 which had products such as AMS 800 Urinary Control System for male stress urinary incontinence, which restores continence with an occlusive cuff and a corresponding pump that is controlled by patients. Moreover, leading players in the market are focusing on continues research for urinary incontinence and have introduced products to manage the urinary incontinence. For instance, B. Braun Melsungen AG offers products Diveen device for women and Urimed product portfolio for men. According to National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in article “Urinary incontinence in postmenopausal women (2019)” it was reported that there is rise in incidence of various diseases such as (Parkinson's disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis etc.) which may lead to increased prevalence of urinary incontinence in males/females, which is expected to drive the global urinary incontinence treatment devices market growth.
Global Urinary Incontinence Treatment Devices Market Regional Analysis
North America is expected to dominate the global market, owing to active participation by manufacturers such as B. Braun Melsungen AG, Boston Scientific Corporation and Atlantic Therapeutics, and others. DFree “diaper-free” offered by Triple W is the first wearable device for urinary incontinence, and has been widely used over 500 senior care facilities in Europe and Japan from 2017. Moreover, manufacturers based in regions such as Asia-Pacific are also indulged in research and launches of newer products. For instance, Lilium Otsuka Co., Ltd. launched medical device “Lilium Spot” in 2015 which is a healthcare home appliance, by urine volume can be visualized and checked easily at any time by using an ultrasound scanning. These factors are expected to support global urinary incontinence treatment devices market growth over the forecast period.
Global Urinary Incontinence Treatment Devices Market Restraints
Presence of several other alternative treatment options available for the urinary incontinence is expected to restrain global urinary incontinence treatment devices market growth up to certain extent. For instance, treatments such as behavioral techniques (bladder training, double voiding, scheduled toilet trips, fluid and diet management), pelvic floor muscle exercises, medications (anticholinergic, mirabegron, alpha blockers, and topical estrogen), and interventional therapies bulking material injections, botulinum toxin type A (Botox), nerve stimulators, and others) are recommended by physicians. Another option is surgeries such as sling procedures, bladder neck suspension, prolapse surgery, and artificial urinary sphincter.
Global Urinary Incontinence Treatment Devices Market Key Players
Some of the major players operating in the global urinary incontinence treatment devices market include Boston Scientific Corporation, Agency for Medical Innovations (A.M.I.) GmbH, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Coloplast Group, Atlantic Therapeutics, Hollister Incorporated, Medtronic plc, ZSI Surgical Implants S.R.L., Promedon Group, Ethicon US, Teleflex Incorporated, and C. R. Bard, Inc.
Global Urinary Incontinence Treatment Devices Market Taxonomy
By Incontinence Type
By End User