The latest market report published by Acute Market Reports, “Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products Market By Product Type (Pressure Relief Devices, Wound Dressings, Wound Care Devices, Others), By Wound Type (Stage 1 & 2, Stage 3 & 4, Unstageable And Deep Tissue Injury), By Usage Area (Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Home Care) – Growth, Future Prospects, Competitive Analysis, 2018 – 2026,” 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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A pressure ulcer or bedsore is a localized injury to the skin or tissue that occurs due to unrelieved pressure. Pressure ulcers are a major health problem affecting millions of people every year; the incidence of pressure continues to rise and is even deadly in some nations where the healthcare infrastructure is still underdeveloped. In addition, the price of treating pressure ulcers can be as much as 2.5 times the cost of avoidance. Pressure ulcer management involves the identification of at-risk patients and the execution of preventive and wound care policies. Innovation in the field of dressing, awareness-raising and better home care refunds are important variables that have increased the size of the market for pressure ulcer therapy products.
For many geriatric patients, pressure ulcers may become chronic in nature for no reason and may stay 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 be a geriatric complication. Nutritional deficiencies, chronic diseases influencing various structures, and immobility predispose to aging of the skin in older patients, thus improving vulnerability to pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcer management requires a extensive and multidisciplinary approach. Major variables considered include patient pathologies such as lung disease, peripheral vascular disease, main disease severity, dietary status, co-morbidity, etc. Pressure ulcer therapy objectives include avoiding preventable conditions. However, once the ulcer grows, adequate staging of the wound and, as a result, strict treatment is needed. Major therapy options for pressure ulcers include the use of pressure relief machines, wound dressings and wound healing equipment, tissue sealing agents, and so on. Lately, the techniques used to predict pressure ulcer hazards and prevent the growth of pressure ulcers have gained considerable attention. Pressure relief materials and dressings have been enhanced to allow rapid healing; fresh treatments such as negative pressure wound treatment, growth factors and electrical stimulation are also receiving important attention on the worldwide market.
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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.
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
By Product Type (2016–2026; US$ Mn)
- Pressure Relief Devices
- Low-tech Devices
- High-tech Devices
- Wound Dressings
- Polyurethane Film
- Antimicrobial Dressings
- Others (Gauze, Dry or Wet Dressings)
- Wound Care Devices
- Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
- Others (Ultrasound, HBOT and Electromagnetic Therapy)
- Others (Hemostatic Agents, Growth Factors, etc.)
By Wound Type (2016–2026; US$ Mn)
- Stage 1 & 2
- Stage 3 & 4
- Unstageable and Deep Tissue Injury
By Usage Area (2016–2026; US$ Mn)
- Nursing Homes
- Home Care
By Geography Segment (2016–2026; US$ Mn)
- North America
- Asia Pacific (APAC)
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- Latin America
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