Global Prosthetic Liners Market, by Product Type (Leg Prosthetic Liners, and Arm Prosthetic Liners), by Material (Silicone, Thermoplastic Elastomer, and Polyurethane), by Distribution Channel (Hospitals, Retail Channels, and Online Channels), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa)
was valued at US$ 409.8 million
in 2018, and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 3.9%
over the forecast period (2019 - 2026), as highlighted in a new report published by .
Prosthetic liners are protective covers made of a flexible, cushioning material, which plays an important role in the comfort and health for prosthetic leg users. Major players in the market are focused on adopting inorganic growth strategies to gain significant market share. For instance, in 2017, Coapt and WillowWood collaborated to design comfortable prosthetic liners for upper extremity prosthetic devices.
Increasing advancements due to novel materials used in prosthetic liners is also expected to drive growth of the market. Prosthetic liners are manufactured using three types of materials; silicone, polyurethane, and copolymer. Silicone elastomers are widely used to create a soft and slightly elastic inner liner which provides a thin, comfortable, and compliant barrier between the amputee's skin and the more rigid, weight bearing portions of the prosthetic socket. Silicone liners are preferred for individuals having low to moderate activity levels. For instance, Ottobock offers Silicone ArmLiner liners that improve wearer comfort, ensure good residual limb adhesion.
Polyurethane liners perform best with suction or vacuum suspension, and are recommended for individuals having high activity levels. These type of liners have unique ability to distribute pressure in the prosthetic socket. The Ohio Willow Wood Company offers Alpha liners that are made from thermoplastic elastomer with mineral oil incorporated into the gel. This liner has optimal socket fit and comfort and the distinct gel patterns accommodate various transtibial limb shapes.
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Moreover, increasing number of road accidents is expected to drive the global prosthetic liners market growth. For instance, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) data of 2018, 20 to 50 million people were disabled worldwide due to road injuries.
Furthermore, increasing diabetic population associated with limb amputation is a major factor expected to drive growth of the prosthetic liners market. For instance, according to National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), in 2015, the global prevalence of diabetes mellitus increased to 8.8%, which corresponds to 415 million patients. As a result, increasing incidence of diabetes may lead to high prevalence of diabetic foot disease, as 75% of lower extremity amputations are performed among these 425 million patients. Similarly, according to data published by the British Diabetic Association (operating as Diabetes UK), around 26,378 lower limb amputations related to diabetes were recorded in England during 2014 - 2017.
Key Takeaways of the Prosthetic Liners Market:
- The global prosthetic liners market is expected to witness a CAGR of 3.9% during the forecast period (2019–2026), owing to increasing number of traumatic accidents and advancements in prosthetic liners
- Among materials, the silicone segment is expected to dominate the prosthetic liners market. The durability of silicone liners and its increasing adoption are major factors driving growth of this segment.
- Major players operating in the global prosthetic liners market include Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA, Össur HF, WillowWood Global LLC., ALPS South, Chas. A. Blatchford & Sons Ltd, Fillauer Inc., Streifeneder USA Inc., ST&G USA Corporation, and College Park Industries Inc.