Knee Braces Market - Global Industry Insights, Trends, Size, Share, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2017–2025

Knee bracing devices are orthopedic tools that are mainly used for alignment, pain reduction and maintenance of structural and functional characteristics of the knee. Knee braces offer protection to the knees of patients suffering from osteoarthritis as well as are used in the treatment of meniscus injuries. Apart from these, knee braces can be used as safety devices while playing various sports such as running and soccer and are also used in injury rehabilitation. These are generally worn in case of knee pain. Knee braces are made from one or more combination of rigid and flexible materials like metal, plastic, moldable foam, synthetic rubber, padding or elastic material and straps. These knee braces are available is several sizes and have provisions for pressure adjustments. On the other hand, custom knee braces are designed in a way to perfectly fit the exact knee measurements.

Increasing Knee injuries along with Osteoarthritis contributing to the boost of global knee braces market

The knee braces consumption is mostly driven by patients suffering from osteoarthritis. According to WHO, over 20% of the world’s population aged over 60 that accounts for around 130 million people will suffer from osteoarthritis by the 2050. Additionally, the National Institute of Health reported 6,664,324 knee injuries in the U.S. from 1999 to 2008 and is expecting a significant in increase in this number by 2020. These estimates suggests a drastic boost for the global knee braces market during the forecast period.

The global knee braces market can be segmented on the basis of product type, end user and geographical regions.

On the basis of types of braces available,

  1. Rehabilitative braces: These are involves in providing stability to allow a limited movement while an injury is healing.
  2. Unloader braces: These braces are generally used by people suffering from arthritis to relieve the pain.
  3. Prophylactic braces: These are the protective braces generally worn to avoid knee injuries during sports. These braces are commonly used by athletes.
  4. Knee Sleeves: These are support devices that are used to provide compression around the knee joints are used for knee support and controlling pain and swelling around the knee area.

Based on the end user,

  1. Hospitals
  2. Clinics
  3. Orthopedic Centers
  4. Rehabilitation Centers
  5. Others

North America to hold largest share of the global knee braces market owing to increased osteoarthritis cases

On the basis of regional segmentation, the knee braces market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. North America is the largest shareholder of the global market, followed by Europe. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 30 million adults in the U.S. are affected with osteoarthritis in 2016 suggesting high consumption of knee braces for the treatment of this disease in the U.S. Moreover, developing countries such as China, Japan and India are emerging as potential regional competitors to build a strong market share in the global knee braces industry due to improvement in healthcare infrastructure, government revenue towards developing safety facilities and orthopedic facilities, awareness about importance of maintaining good health among the people and rise in the rates of obesity.

High incidence rates of osteoarthritis and meniscus injuries are responsible for driving the global knee braces market

The prevalence and incidence rate of Osteoarthritis and meniscus injuries among the geriatric population are the primary reasons to drive the global knee braces market. The United Nations suggests that number of people aged over 60 years is projected to grow by 56%, accounting a rise from 901 million to 1.4 billion in the years 2015 to 2030. Moreover, according to the CDC data in 2015, 23.7 million adults in the U.S. have functional limitations in their regular movements due to doctor diagnosed arthritis suggesting strong probabilities of prevalence of osteoarthritis. Other factors that are responsible for driving global knee braces market includes knee injury, meniscus injury, use of knee braces as preventive measures to avoid knee injuries by sport players and athletes and people with genetic effects that have defects in natural collagen production leading to knee pain.

The key players dominating the global knee braces market includes Alex Orthopedic Inc., Body Sport, Bell Horn, Cho-Pat, DJO Global, Medi-Dyne and Medline. These companies are holding a strong position in the global knee braces market due to high R&D investment costs and long term contract relationship with the customers.

Research Methodology

Coherent Market Insights followsa comprehensive research methodology focused on providing the most precise market analysis. The company leverages a data triangulation model which helps company to gauge the market dynamics and provide accurate estimates. Key components of the research methodologies followed for all our market reports include:

  • Primary Research (Trade Surveys and Experts Interviews)
  • Desk Research
  • Proprietor Data Analytics Model

In addition to this, Coherent Market Insights has access to a wide range of the regional and global reputed paid data bases, which helps the company to figure out the regional and global market trends and dynamics. The company analyses the industry from the 360 Degree Perspective i.e. from the Supply Side and Demand Side which enables us to provide granular details of the entire ecosystem for each study. Finally, a Top-Down approach and Bottom-Up approach is followed to arrive at ultimate research findings.


Smiley face

Coherent Market Insights desk research is based on a principle set of research techniques:

  • National level desk research: It Includes research analysis of regional players, regional regulatory bodies, regional trade associations, and regional organization.
  • Multinational level desk research: The research team keeps a track of multinational players, global regulatory bodies, global trade associations, and global organization.

Coherent Market Insights has a large amount of in-house repository of industry database. This is leveraged as a burner for initiating a new research study. Key secondary sources include:

  • Governmental bodies, National and international social welfare institutions, and organizations creating economic policies among others.
  • Trade association, National and international media and trade press.
  • Company Annual reports, SEC filings, Corporate Presentations, press release, news, and specification sheet of manufacturers, system integrators, brick and mortar - distributors and retailers, and third party online commerce players.
  • Scientific journals, and other technical magazines and whitepapers.
Smiley face

Preliminary Data Mining

The raw data is obtained through the secondary findings, in house repositories, and trade surveys. It is then filtered to ensure that the relevant information including industry dynamics, trends, and outlook is retained for further research process.

Data Standardization:

Holistic approach is used to ensure that the granular and uncommon parameters are taken into consideration to ensure accurate results. The information from the paid databases are further combined to the raw data in order to standardize it.

Coherent Statistical model

We arrive at our final research findings through simulation models. Coherent Data Analytics Model is a statistical tool that helps company to forecast market estimates. Few of the parameters considered as a part of the statistical model include:

  • Micro-economic indicators
  • Macro-economic indicators
  • Environmental indicators
  • Socio-political indicators
  • Technology indicators

Data Processing

Once the findings are derived from the statistical model, large volume of data is process to confirm accurate research results. Data analytics and processing tools are adopted to process large chunk of collected informative data. In case, a client customizes the study during the process, the research finding till then are benchmarked, and the process for new research requirement is initiated again.

Data Validation

This is the most crucial stage of the research process. Primary Interviews are conducted to validate the data and analysis. This helps in achieving the following purposes:

  • It provides first-hand information on the market dynamics, outlook, and growth parameters.
  • Industry experts validates the estimates which helps the company to cement the on-going research study.
  • Primary research includes online surveys, face-to face interviews, and telephonic interviews.

The primary research is conducted with the ecosystem players including, but not limited to:

  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • System Integrators
  • Distributors
  • End-users

Choose License Type

"How Can I Help You" ?

Key Benefits

  • Custom Research Solution

    Talk to our research consultant to design an exclusive report as per your research needs.

  • Customer Fulfilment

    We aim to fulfil client's research demands with tailored research solutions.

  • Quick Turnaround Time Reports

    We aim to provide research studies in quickest turnaround time and in a much cost effective manner.

  • 360-degree Approach

    We cover each industry from supply and demand side with an aim to provide a most holistic research study.

  • Assured Quality

    We strive to provide most accurate and reliable research findings in our research reports.