The osteosynthesis devices market size is expected to reach a value of USD 9.9 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The worldwide prevalence of conditions like osteoporosis and osteomalacia, coupled with heavily occurring road traffic injuries/accidents and sporting injuries support the demand for osteosynthesis devices worldwide.
Osteoporosis, a disease resulting in weakening of bones is responsible for causing more than 8.9 million fractures annually. Forearm, humerus, hip and spine are the most commonly affected areas in patients suffering from the disease. The incidence and economic burden of osteoporosis is increasing worldwide, and patients 65 years old or over are at maximum risk of getting affected.
The geriatric population accounted for 46.2 million in 2014, and is increasingly rising. It is projected that by the year 2060, the number of older population will be twice than that of 2014. The rising incidence of osteoporosis and increasing count of the geriatric population is expected to drive demand for osteosynthesis devices in the coming years.
On the other hand, road traffic deaths are at the focal point of a crisis facing public health and development. The WHO reported that accidents/injuries majorly affect the low- and middle-income countries. Road accidents can cause severe injuries such as broken bones and fractures and requires immediate orthopediccare and attention.