Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products Market Size, Share, Growth and Forecast 2018-2026

The latest market report published by Credence Research, Inc. The global market for pressure ulcer treatment products was estimated at US$ 6,997.5 million in 2017, growing at CAGR by 11.6 per cent from 2018 to 2026, to reach US$ 11,111.5 by 2026.

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Pressure ulcer or ulcer is a localized injury to the skin or tissue due to unrelieved pressure. Pressure ulcers are a major health problem affecting millions of individuals every year; the prevalence of pressure continues to rise and is even fatal in some countries where healthcare infrastructure is still underdeveloped. In addition, the treatment costs pressure ulcers can be as high as 2.5 times the cost of prevention. Pressure ulcer management includes the identification of at-risk patients and the implementation of prevention and wound care measures. Innovation in the field of dressing, increased awareness and better reimbursement of home care are key factors that have enhanced the market size for pressure ulcer treatment products.

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For many geriatric patients, pressure ulcers may become chronic in nature for no reason, and may remain in their lifetime. Several grade 3 and 4 patients develop chronic wounds and may also be fatal due to ulcer complications such as sepsis and osteomyelitis. The incidence of pressure ulcers continues to constitute a geriatric complication. Nutritional impairment, chronic diseases affecting multiple systems, and immobility predispose to aging of the skin in elderly patients, thus increasing vulnerability to ulcer pressure. The management of pressure ulcers requires a comprehensive and multidisciplinary method. Major factors considered include patient pathologies such as lung disease, peripheral vascular disease, primary disease severity, nutritional status, co-morbidities, etc. Pressure ulcer treatment attempts to avoid preventable circumstances. However, once the ulcer develops, proper staging of the wound and, as a result, rigorous treatment is required. Major treatment measures for pressure ulcers include the use of pressure relief devices, wound dressings and wound healing devices, tissue sealing agents, and so on. Of late, methods of predicting pressure ulcer risks and preventing pressure ulcer development have received significant attention. Pressure relief materials and dressings have been improved for allowing accelerated healing; new treatments such as negative pressure wound therapy, growth factors and electrical stimulation are also receiving significant attention in the global market.

For the purpose of this study, the global pressure ulcer treatment products market is classified in terms of products, wound types and usage area. Among the considered product types, wound dressings and pressure relief devices occupy the largest share in the global market. Though there is no clear leadership of any particular dressing type, it is evident that advanced wound healing products such as alginates, hydrocolloids and antimicrobials are the major dressing types that are receiving significant attention in the market.

Stage 3 and 4 wound types currently occupy the largest market hare globally, in terms of wound types. These are the most commonly evident wound types and require most extensive and prolonged treatment regimen. A typical stage 3 wound may take one to three months to heal, and stage 4 wounds may also accompany the patient through their lifetime. The requirement of advanced dressings in this wound group is also the highest, therefore generating highest revenue. Stage 1 and 2 wounds are characterized by penetration only in the skin tissue. Treatment of these wound types mainly require simple wound dressings and appropriate preventive care so as to avoid advancing to further stages.

Hospitals are the most prominent usage area for pressure ulcer treatment products. Greater patient footfall, and higher affordability for advanced products are the key factors facilitating the dominance of this segment. On the other hand, home care segment currently has the smallest market share in the global market. However, this segment shall cannibalize on the market share of hospitals due to growing preference of patients to move to home care in order to save healthcare costs.

Such major market players considered in this report include Smith & Nephew plc, ConvaTec, Inc., Coloplast Group, Acelity L.P., Inc., B. Braun Melsungen AG, Cardinal Health, Molnlycke Health Care AB, Integra LifeSciences Corporation, 3M Healthcare, Essity Aktiebolag, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., BSN Medical and ArjoHuntleigh.

Key Market Movements:

  • Growing prevalence of obesity and related chronic conditions
  • Technological advanced in nature of pressure relief devices and dressing products
  • Intensive marketing strategies of the major market players for advanced dressings products
  • Intensive research and development activities for promoting the efficacy of novel treatment products and devices
  • Lucrative opportunities in viability of growth factors, hemostatic agents, negative pressure wound therapy and ultrasound therapy

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Table of Content

Chapter 1. Preface
1.1. Report Description
1.1.1. Study Purpose
1.1.2. Target Audience
1.1.3. USP and Key Offerings
1.2. Market Segmentation
1.3. Research Scope
1.4. Research Methodology
1.4.1. Phase I – Secondary Research
1.4.2. Phase II – Primary Research
1.4.3. Phase III – Expert Panel Review
1.4.4. Assumptions
1.5. Market Segmentation

Chapter 2. Executive Summary
2.1. Global Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products Market Portraiture
2.2. Global Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products Market, by Product Type, 2017 (US$ Mn)
2.3. Global Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products Market, by Wound Type, 2017 (US$ Mn)
2.4. Global Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products Market, by Usage Area, 2017 (US$ Mn)
2.5. Global Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products Market, by Geography, 2017 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 3. Global Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products Market: Dynamics and Future Outlook
3.1. Overview
3.2. Drivers
3.3. Challenges
3.4. Opportunities
3.5. Attractive Investment Proposition, by Geography, 2017
3.6. Competitive Analysis: Global Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products Market, by Key Players, 2017

Chapter 4. Global Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products Market, by Product Type, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
4.1. Overview
4.2. Pressure Relief Devices
4.2.1. Low-tech Devices
4.2.2. High-tech Devices
4.3. Wound Dressings
4.3.1. Polyurethane Film
4.3.2. Hydrocolloids
4.3.3. Hydrogels
4.3.4. Foams
4.3.5. Alginates
4.3.6. Antimicrobial Dressings
4.3.7. Collagen
4.3.8. Others (Gauze, Dry or Wet Dressings)
4.4. Wound Care Devices
4.4.1. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
4.4.2. Others (Ultrasound, HBOT and Electromagnetic Therapy)
4.5. Others (Hemostatic Agents, Growth Factors, etc.)

Chapter 5. Global Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products Market, by Wound Type, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
5.1. Overview
5.2. Stage 1 & 2
5.3. Stage 3 & 4
5.4. Unstageable and Deep Tissue Injury

Chapter 6. Global Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products Market, by Usage Area, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
6.1. Overview
6.2. Hospitals
6.3. Nursing Homes
6.4. Home Care

Chapter 7. Global Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products Market, by Geography, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)

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