US Market Report for Hand and Wrist Devices 2017 - MedCore

US Market Report for Hand and Wrist Devices 2017 - MedCore

  • September 2017 •
  • 416 pages •
  • Report ID: 5117889 •
  • Format: PDF
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

Treatment in cases of significant joint wear falls either into replacement or fusion. Joint replacement has the benefit of preserving mobility; however, the design of such implants does not allow the patient to carry heavy loads.

Fusion of the joint eliminates diseased joint surfaces by fixing the two sides of the joint together. This also eliminates the natural motion of the joint and places additional stress on the surrounding joints; however, it is advantageous because a fused joint can carry more load than a replaced joint.

The wrist is the articulation of the two forearm bones, the ulna and the radius, with the double row of eight carpal bones. There is an articular disc between the dished surface of the radius and the proximal carpal row of bones. Digit joints are classified as:
- DIP – Distal interphalangeal joint
- PIP – Proximal interphalangeal joint
- MCP – Metacarpophalangeal joint