The global clavicle plating system market is slated to start on a positive note post-Covid-19 era. Clavicle plating system does make ways for surgeons to look into acute fractures, nonunions, and malunions of clavicle. The present-day clavicle plating system is available in as many as 33 plating options. The system does provide narrow- and low-profile plate solutions precontoured for matching the clavicle’s original shape.
By type, the clavicle plating system market spans non-locking screws and locking screws. By application, it says nonunions of the Clavicle, Clavicle malunions, Clavicle Acute Fractures, and others.
Amongst the various types of clavicle plates, anterior clavicle plate has been designed for the surgeons preferring anterior approach for treating nonunions, malunions, and fractures pertaining to lateral, midshaft, and medial clavicle. The plates have been contoured anatomically, so as to help in restoration of anatomy. Plus, post-operative soft tissue irritation could be minimized. These anterior plates are “5” in number. They have been designed for several complex oblique fracture patterns and also for the surgeons going for anterior approach.
Distal Clavicle plate is another kind, which does fix fracture and makes way for stability for the lateral third clavicle fractures, nonunions, and malunions. It also serves the purpose on disruption of CC (coracoclavicular) ligaments. Multiple configurations of distal screw have been designed for obtaining stability in construction. Also, screw positioning does target fragments for providing stable, secure fixation for the multiple fracture patterns.
The Midshaft plates provide a plethora of plate options for superior midshaft clavicle malunions, nonunions, and fractures. 16 plates in 2 different widths and 8 lengths do provide surgeon with comprehendable plating system. Plus, biomechanical stability is provided.
Usually, a fractured clavicle, i.e. collarbone is capable of being treated without the need for surgery. However, there are times when fractured pieces get displaced due to road mishaps. This could make patient surgery a much viable option.
Research states that surgery lessens risk related to non-union. At the same time, the inference that both – non-surgical and surgical patients do have same level of movement and strength post healing. Another piece of research states that surgery does shorten healing time, thereby letting athletes return for playing as soon as possible.
Surgery with regards to fractured clavicle does involve an open incision for moving bone fragments onto appropriate position and have them secured in place. The two types of surgical options include intramedullary fixation and plate fixation. The former one results in less number of disturbances for soft tissues surrounding the clavicle, but it may also need a second surgery for removing hardware.
Plate fixation usually turns out to be harmless, but occasionally does cause irritation through backpack straps or seatbelts, as clavicle stands close to the surface of the skin. Research also states that 10-15% of the plate fixation patients that too, women, choose to remove the hardware. All the factors mentioned above are bound to boost the clavicle plating system market in the upcoming period.
The ongoing pandemic has stalled the clavicle plating system market for the time being, as the healthcare personnel have shifted the focus to devise the ways to combat Covid-19.
North America spans the largest share
The clavicle plating system market, by geography, spans North America (Mexico, Canada, and the US), Europe (Italy, Russia, UK, France, and Germany), Asia-Pacific (Korea, India, Japan, China, and the rest of Southeast Asia), LATAM (Colombia, Argentina, Brazil), and MEA (UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria, and Egypt).
North America holds the largest market share, followed by Europe. This could be attributed to healthcare vertical being prioritized over the other ones. The Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest rate between 2020 and 2030, mainly due to increasing awareness regarding the benefits of clavicle plating.
The key market participants include Acumed LLC, Stryker, Zimmer Biomet, 4 aap Implantate AG, Orthopedic Implant, German Healthcare Export Group e.V., Marquardt U.K. Ltd., and VirtualExpo. The players are trying out organic as well as inorganic modes of expansion to obtain a competitive edge over one another.