Knee injury and Arthrex dominating global sports medicine market: 5 things to know

Written by Megan Wood | August 19, 2015 | Print  |

Research and Markets released the "Global Sports Medicine Market (By Segment) and Company Analysis to 2020."

Here are five things to know about the market:

 

1. The sports medicine field is rapidly growing, as healthcare providers who specialize in sports medicine also treat non-athletes.

 

2. An aging population, increasing participation in sports, technological advancements, rising awareness of health fitness and increasing sport-related injuries will all contribute to the growing market.

 

3. The sports medicine market faces obstacles, though, with non-favorable reimbursement policies and high costs.

 

4. Shoulder injuries dominate the market, with knee, mechanical resection, access and RF resection following sequentially.

 

5. Arthrex (North Naples, Fla.) and Smith & Nephew (London, UK) lead the market, with DePuy Synthes Mitek (Raynham, Mass.), Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.), ConMed Linvatec (Utica, NY)and Biomet (Warsaw, Ind.) following.

 

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