Foot and ankle devices are used for the rehabilitation of human foot or ankle system. Foot-Ankle extremity is one of the largest market segments within the category of extremities. The area includes all the muscular parts starting from the ankle joint or the tibiofibular-talus joint and includes muscles, ligaments and tendons associated with the fore-foot, mid-foot and hind-foot region. The foot and ankle device market include devices that help in ligament repair and reconstruction procedures including arthrodesis, joint replacement and internal fixation.
Based on the type of devices, the foot and ankle device market is segregated into internal fixation devices, external fixation devices, joint implants and soft tissue orthopedic devices. Internal fixation devices are used extensively in the foot and ankle surgical procedures. There are various types of internal fixation devices such as screws, fusion nails, pins and plates. The external fixation devices such as unilateral, hybrid and ring ankle fixators are of great importance in minimally invasive surgeries. Soft tissue orthopedic devices include artificial tendons and ligaments and musculoskeletal reinforcement devices.
The prosthetics segment includes single axial prosthesis, multi axial prosthesis, solid ankle cushioned heel (SACH), microprocessor controlled prostheses and dynamic response prostheses. The demand for foot and ankle prosthetics has witnessed tremendous increase with the advent of advanced materials such as carbon fiber. The introduction of microprocessor controlled prosthetic foot increased the comfort level of the patient with respect to locomotion. The aim of developing a prosthetic foot is to keep it firm and comfortable during movement. Bracing and support devices market is segmented into two types as soft bracing and hinged bracing. They are advised based on the type of injury such as minor strain or twist. They braces are also useful during postoperative recuperation.
On the basis of geography the foot and ankle device market is segmented into North-America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin-America and MEA. North America accounts for the largest market share for the foot and ankle devices. The higher acceptance rate among consumers, patient affordability and sport related injuries are high. Asia-Pacific is estimated to witness strong growth due to increasing aging population.
The major players in the foot and ankle device market are:
- Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
- Integra Life Sciences Corporation
- Stryker Corporation
- Smith & Nephew plc
- Acumed, LLC
- Zimmer Holdings Inc.
The report also contains detailed and in-depth analysis of the segmentation of the foot and ankle devices market with respect to geographic regions The regions contained in the report have been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the World (RoW). These regions are further categorized into eminent countries from the perspective of foot and ankle device market.