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Arthroscopic Shaver Market

Arthroscopic Shaver Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product Type (Arthroscopic Shaver Systems, Arthroscopic Shaver Accessories), By Application (Knee arthroscopy, Hip arthroscopy, Shoulder and elbow arthroscopy, Spine arthroscopy, Foot and ankle arthroscopy, Others), By End User (Hospitals, Ambulatory surgical centers, Orthopaedic clinics) and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2024-2032

Report Code: SRMD56326DR
Study Period 2020-2032 CAGR 3.5%
Historical Period 2020-2022 Forecast Period 2024-2032
Base Year 2023 Base Year Market Size USD 1.28 Billion
Forecast Year 2032 Forecast Year Market Size USD 1.80 Billion
Largest Market North America Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
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Market Overview

The global arthroscopic shaver market size was valued at USD 1.28 Billion in 2023. It is estimated to reach USD 1.80 Billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period (2024–2032).

The market for arthroscopic shavers is being driven by increasing demand for Minimally Invasive Surgical Instruments. The focus of this report is on power tools for arthroscopy, a technique in which the joints can be seen and repaired by tiny incisions.  The market is segmented by product type (shaver systems dominating for convenience), application (knee arthroscopy leading due to high procedure volume), and end user (hospitals currently in the lead due to complex surgeries).

The increasing popularity of Minimally Invasive Procedures is driving the market for arthroscopic shavers. This trend is creating a significant demand for these shavers, especially in the case of knee arthroscopy procedures performed on an ageing population with shoulder problems.  They are a key element in the effective removal and repair of tissues and joints, making them an important instrument for today's orthopaedic procedures.

Market Dynamics

Global Arthroscopic Shaver Market Drivers

Rising prevalence of osteoporosis and chronic kidney disease

Due to the increasing popularity of minimally invasive surgical procedures, such as (MIS), the market for arthroscopy shavers is booming. For instance, in January 2020, according to an article published by JAMA Network, a monthly open access medical journal, in a cohort study of 169404 patients in 73 hospitals, the usage of robotic surgery procedures has increased from 1.8% to 15.1% from 2012 to 2018. This development is the responsibility of the patient and the surgeon. Patients are looking for quicker recovery times and less scar tissue, hallmarks of minimally invasive surgery. A significant part of the operation is arthroscopy shavers, which allow surgeons to see and perform operations on joints through small incisions. This minimally disruptive approach translates to quicker healing and improved patient outcomes, propelling the demand for arthroscopic shavers as key tools in the MIS revolution.

Increasing technological advancements

Continuous innovation has boosted the arthroscopic shaver market. This includes sleeker shaver designs for surgeon comfort and control, improved blade technology for efficient tissue removal and reduced damage, and integration with visualization systems that offer magnified, real-time views of the surgical field.  These developments have led to an increase in arthroscopy shavers to the status of extremely precise surgical instruments, increasing patient outcomes and boosting market growth.

Global Arthroscopic Shaver Market Restraint

High cost of shaver systems

A barrier to the arthroscopic shaver market is the high initial investment costs of the shaver system. This may be an important barrier to some healthcare establishments, particularly smaller clinics or institutions with limited funds. This price does not only cover the basic shaver unit, but also a hand piece and possibly other parts.  This early financial burden may lead to delays in adoption of this technology and could have a negative effect on market growth.

Global Arthroscopic Shaver Market Opportunities

Focus on cost-effective solutions

Market expansion is a challenge due to significant initial investment costs associated with arthroscopy shaver systems. This initial burden, covering the core unit, hand pieces, blades and accessories, may deter adoption in case of budgetary constraints at healthcare facilities.  In order to overcome this restraint and open new market segments, the focus should be shifted to developing more cost-effective shavers or exploring alternatives. Strategic shift is likely to lead to increased market share as well as an acceleration of growth, enabling this modern surgical technology to be made available more widely in small healthcare facilities and resource limited settings.

Multi-application shavers

The arthroscopic shaver’s market should be targeted at multifunctional shavers in order to take advantage of the latent growth potential. These advanced instruments may be designed to be more compatible with shoulder, hip, and spine arthroscopy, which is currently dominated by knee procedures.  A triple benefit of this strategy shift is that it increases surgeon flexibility, potentially reduces equipment needs and costs in health care facilities; enhances market appeal through the inclusion of a more diverse range of procedures.  The market can generate significant growth and strengthen its position as a core surgical tool in the orthopaedic landscape by focusing on multiapplication shavers.

Regional Analysis

Based on region, the global market is bifurcated into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

North America Dominates the Global Market

North America is the most significant global market shareholder and is expected to expand substantially during the forecast period. The market for arthroscopic shavers in North America continues to grow, driven by the increasing popularity of minimally invasive surgery, especially in the area of knee arthroscopy for the ageing population.

The United States arthroscopic shaver market. The US's dominant position is based on its advanced health care system, an enormous and ageing population of shavers who use these procedures most frequently, as well as substantial investment in research and development of new technologies.

The Canadian arthroscopic shaver market. Given its older population, rising healthcare costs and increasing preference for minimally invasive surgery, Canada has the potential to grow but continues to require further study in view of its young demography and other health spending models that differ from America's.

These factors are estimated to drive the North American arthroscopic shaver market growth.

Asia-Pacific region is a pivotal market for the arthroscopic shaver industry. The Asia Pacific arthroscopic shaver market booms to a perfect storm: a rapidly aging population (prime users), growing awareness of joint health (driving minimally invasive surgeries), and developing healthcare systems (increasing access to these surgical tools). Ageing demographics, economic growth and a shift towards minimally invasive procedures are leading the charge in China, India as well as South Korea.

China arthroscopic shaver market. China is the front runner, owing to its large ageing population and a growing health care system with increased investments in medical equipment.

South Korea arthroscopic shaver market. South Korea's well-developed healthcare infrastructure, emphasis on minimally invasive surgeries, and health-conscious population make it a lucrative market.

Thus, the factors above are estimated to boost the Asia-Pacific arthroscopic shaver market growth.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Product Type
  1. Arthroscopic Shaver Systems
  2. Arthroscopic Shaver Accessories
By Application
  1. Knee arthroscopy
  2. Hip arthroscopy
  3. Shoulder and elbow arthroscopy
  4. Spine arthroscopy
  5. Foot and ankle arthroscopy
  6. Others
By End User
  1. Hospitals
  2. Ambulatory surgical centers
  3. Orthopaedic clinics
Company Profiles Stryker Novetech Surgery Smith & Nephew Plc ConMed Corp KARL STORZ SE & Co KG Medtronic Plc GENUINE MEDICA PVT. LTD. DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine Zimmer Biomet De Soutter Medical Limited
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Singapore Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The global market is bifurcated into product type, application, and end user.

Based on product type, the market is segmented into arthroscopic shaver systems and arthroscopic shaver accessories.

Arthroscopic Shaver Systems dominates the product type segment. Shaver systems rule the arthroscopic shaver market due to their convenience (all-in-one solution) and compatibility with various blades, streamlining workflow for surgeons.

Based on application, the market is segmented into knee arthroscopy, hip arthroscopy, shoulder and elbow arthroscopy, spine arthroscopy, foot and ankle arthroscopy, others.

Knee arthroscopy dominates the application segment. The dominance is due to the widespread prevalence of knee problems in an aging population, which makes arthroscopy procedures a more frequent procedure.  In order to effectively remove and repair tissue, these procedures rely heavily on arthroscopic shavers that reinforce the leading position of knee arthroscopy.

Based on end user, the market is segmented into hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and orthopaedic clinics.

Hospitals dominates the end user segment. Due to their ability to perform complex procedures, advanced surgical infrastructure and generally higher volume of surgery, hospitals are currently the biggest market share holder for arthroscopic shavers.

Market Size By Product Type

Market Size By Product Type
  • Arthroscopic Shaver Systems
  • Arthroscopic Shaver Accessories
  • Recent Developments

    • In January 2024, Integrated Endoscopy, a medical device company pioneering the development of cordless 4K, low-cost, single-use endoscopes for the arthroscopic surgery market, announced its partnership with Frii Medical to bring its proprietary single-use shaver system to the global market.
    • In April 2023, Pristine Surgical, a medical device company that combines single-use endoscopes with cloud-based software to make minimally invasive visualization more efficient, consistent, and safe – completed its first in human procedure using Summit, the world’s first 4K single-use surgical arthroscope.

    Analyst’s Perspective

    A strategic focus on the arthroscopic shaver market is recommended by analysts. A favourable environment is created by the rise of minimally invasive surgeries and the growing demand for knee arthroscopy. However, competition is fierce, so the key to market success will be to focus on innovative blade designs, cost effective solutions and disposable shavers to address the issue of infection control.

    Key Players

    Arthroscopic Shaver Market Share of Key Players

    Arthroscopic Shaver Market Share of Key Players
    Stryker Novetech Surgery Smith & Nephew Plc ConMed Corp KARL STORZ SE & Co KG Medtronic Plc GENUINE MEDICA PVT. LTD. DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine Zimmer Biomet De Soutter Medical Limited Others

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How big is the arthroscopic shaver market?
    The global arthroscopic shaver market size was valued at USD 1.28 Billion in 2023. It is estimated to reach USD 1.80 Billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period (2024–2032).
    North America region has the largest share of the arthroscopic shaver market.
    Rising prevalence of osteoporosis and chronic kidney disease, increasing technological advancements are some key drivers supporting the growth of the arthroscopic shaver market.
    Knee arthroscopy application segment is the leading segment for the market during forecast period.
    Key verticals adopting arthroscopic shaver include: - Stryker, Novetech Surgery, Smith & Nephew Plc, ConMed Corp, KARL STORZ SE & Co KG, Medtronic Plc, GENUINE MEDICA PVT. LTD., DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine, Zimmer Biomet, De Soutter Medical Limited.

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