US Market Report for Cannulated Screws 2017 - MedCore

US Market Report for Cannulated Screws 2017 - MedCore

  • November 2016 •
  • 83 pages •
  • Report ID: 4406666
General Report Contents
- Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends
- Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment
- Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment
- Section on recent mergers & acquisitions

The U.S. market for cannulated screws defined in this report as headed and headless cannulated screws. The headed and headless screws are further broken-down by materials, with each material finally broken-down by the size. While the U.S. cannulated screw market is dominated by the headed market accounting for 76% of the total market in 2016, the headless cannulated screw market will grow at a much higher rate. Headless cannulated screws are more comfortable for patients because the screw head does not protrude from the bone into surrounding tissue, which reduces soft tissue irritation. Headless screws are also designed with threading, which allows the screw to act as a compression screw from both ends, as opposed to the single-ended compression of headed screws. These benefits result in higher unit sales growth rates for the more costly headless screws than for headed screws. The higher costs associated with headless screws will thus also stimulate higher levels of growth in the market.

Cannulated screws, like the majority of trauma fixation hardware, are used in non-elective surgical procedures. As such, demand remains consistent, while at the same time the risk of downward pricing pressure is less than with non-traumatic surgical hardware.

Cannulated screws are used for many different types of trauma fixation procedures. The guidewire keeps the unstable bone fragments from moving during screw insertion and allows for continuous fixation. Cannulated screws are designed to fuse multiple bone fragments together. These screws are offered in diameters ranging from under 4 mm to over 7 mm and feature a variety of shaped heads, thread lengths and designs. The analysis herein presents cannulated screws segmented first by headed or headless style and then by size, with large screws having a diameter over 6 mm, medium between 4 mm and 6 mm and small less than 4 mm. Distinctions in screw design can offer better bone purchase and easier extraction.