The global cranial clamps market size was valued at USD 254.99 million in 2021 and is predicted to reach at USD 386.18 million by 2030, increasing at a CAGR of 4.72% from 2022 to 2030.
The Cranial Clamps are used in neurosurgery to hold and support the patient's head while the surgeon does surgery. The most crucial medical device in neurology is a head fixation device, which is pre-configured to permit neurosurgeons to operate. In order to perform successfully, strong fixation of head is required in the majority of neurosurgical procedures. Surgical procedures on the brain necessitate tremendous precision, and any misstep can result in death. To stabilize the skull throughout complex head or brain surgery, a cranial clamp is used to hold the skull in place. In order to maintain rigidity during surgery, cranial fixation techniques are employed in spinal procedures.
Neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's and epilepsy as well as cerebrovascular disorders like aneurysms all benefit from the use of cranial clamps during surgery. Scanners, such as computed tomography (CT) as well as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), also use them in the medical imaging field (MRI). There is a rise in the use of cranial clamps in neurosurgery resulting in an increase in risk factors like as trauma, malignancy, and others. The demand for cranial clamps is also increasing as the healthcare infrastructure, the number of hospitals, and the creation of specialized neurosurgery facilities all rise.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT) scans and skull radiography all require cranial clamps. This rise is fueled in part by the increasing incidence of brain tumors and childhood conditions such as hydrocephalus. As a result, the number of neurosurgeries is on the rise as a result of increased head trauma injuries, pediatric problems, and neurodegenerative diseases. When it comes to deaths in the US, TBI is the most common cause of death since 2006 till now, and its frequency is increasing by 53% year, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
There is a rise in the use of cranial clamps in neurosurgery due to the increasing in risk factors like as trauma, malignancy, and others. Growing healthcare infrastructure, hospitals, and neurosurgery specialty centers are all contributing to an increase in demand for cranial clamps. There has been a rise in the occurrence of brain problems like traumatic brain injuries, central nervous system as well as brain malignancies. This acts as a key driver for this global Cranial Clamps Market.
Radiolucent & sterilized cranial clamps are becoming more widely accepted due to technological advances. Miniaturized surgical instruments have been in demand due to the development of novel surgical methods, which have resulted in a smaller surgical footprint. Innovations like multipoint instruments and sensors for measuring pressure on the skull have emerged from this. Aluminum inlays have also led to instruments that are lighter in weight.
Other medical gadgets and products have also seen technological breakthroughs that have pushed the market forward. During ear, throat, or even nose procedures, cranial clamps are employed. It is also employed in orthopedic or musculoskeletal operations where the use of cranial lights is appropriate. During surgery, the clamps keep the patient's neck and head securely in place. In micro-surgery treatments, this decreases the risk of causing serious harm to soft tissue injuries. The rising prevalence of brain and CNS cancers and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) necessitating surgery has resulted in a major increase in the demand for cranial clamps.
On the other hand, the pin-type clamps can create wounds, there is a chance of depressed skull fractures, and there is a significant risk of having to have neurosurgery. These are some of the primary factors that are preventing the market from expanding. For obvious reasons, a pin that has not been tightened enough is a problem during surgery; yet, an excessive amount of tightening can sometimes be harmful. It has been observed that wounds generated by a pin-type head holder were the reason for air entry, specifically in the sitting posture. These wounds were also reported to be the cause of epidural hematomas as well as skull fractures.
Products that are considered to be part of advanced wounds care management are typically utilized in the treatment of wounds that are more complex. These solutions are designed to conform to the contours of the wound while utilizing the concept of moisture therapy. These have a very high resistance to environmental inhibitors as well as different types of foreign particles.
In addition, during the course of the past two decades, there has been a considerable expansion both in the number and scope of the healthcare facilities and specialized hospitals that have opened their doors. This is especially common in countries with economies that are still in the process of developing, like China and India. Because of this, there will be profitable opportunities for future growth in the market for cranial clams across the globe. Moreover, medical tourism has indeed been rapidly gaining traction, and in line with this growth, the number of patients who require treatment and choose to travel to emerging and developed nations that have superior healthcare facilities too has been growing at a rapid rate. As a result of this trend, existing firms in the market are gaining access to new opportunities to generate money.
The Global Cranial Clamps Market is divided into different segments according to the Application, Patient, End Use, and Region (Geography).
By Application, the Global Market is segmented into Surgery and Imaging. As a result of a budding percentage of patients struggling because of head trauma injuries or TBI, pediatric disorders, and cerebrovascular disorders, the surgeries segment held the largest share of the global cranial clamps market in the year 2021 and is projected to witness the fastest growth rate during the forecast period. The reason behind this is that the number of patients suffering from these conditions is expected to continue to rise.
Cerebrovascular problems, are perhaps the most prevalent kind of illness affecting children in the United States, are another factor that contributes to the need for surgical intervention. In the United States, there are roughly 764,000 persons who are having to suffer from at least one sign of brain abnormalities, such as aberrant movements, speech difficulties, problems with vision and hearing, and stiff or spastic muscles. Therefore, the growth of the market is anticipated to be driven by the rise in the number of people who suffer from cerebral disorders as well as traumatic brain injuries.
By Patient, the Global Market is segmented into Pediatric and Adult. On the basis of the age demography of the patient population, the adult segment is dominating the cranial clamps market, and it is predicted to experience the quickest CAGR throughout the forecast period. The expansion of the segment is expected to be driven, in large part, by an increase in the prevalence of neurological illnesses among adult patients.
The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) estimates that primary malignant tumors of the brain and the spinal cord will be detected in approximately 23,820 adults in the United States in 2019, while only 3,720 children are expected to be affected by these diseases. In addition, somewhere between 85 and 90 percent of all brain cancers are primary tumors that originate in the central nervous system. As a result, the growing incidence of brain cancer in adults and also the rising number of people who are injured in car accidents are two of the causes that are contributing to the expansion of the market.
By End Use, the Global Market is segmented into Hospitals, Clinics, and Ambulatory Surgical Centers. In 2021, the healthcare hospital industry was the most significant part of the market. Patients who are suffering from neurological difficulties like brain damage, trauma, or critical sickness are typically admitted to hospitals for treatment since hospitals have competent neurosurgeons as well as advanced equipment for the treatment of these conditions. Patients gain considerable advantages from being treated in hospitals, such as access to Neurological Intensive Care Units (NICUs), which are primarily focused with Intracranial Pressure (ICP), maintenance of autonomic, ventilator, and the effects of profound neuromuscular weakness.
In the not-too-distant future, the rate of growth of ambulatory surgical centers is anticipated to have the highest CAGR. This is primarily attributable to the rising number of motor vehicle collisions as well as the high incidences of traumatic brain injuries, both of which require immediate surgical intervention as the primary method of treatment. Diagnostic and treatment facilities can be found at ambulatory surgical centers, which are known for their efficiency and reasonable prices. The expansion of the market sector will be helped along further by a rise in the number of government programs carried out in both developed and emerging nations.
By Region or Geography, the Global Market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA). Because of an increase in tumor removal surgeries and an increase in the number of patients suffering from neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease or epilepsy, North America dominated the cranial clamp market in 2021. In the near future, Asia Pacific is predicted to have the quickest CAGR because of favorable government initiatives, rising healthcare spending, and an increase in the number of trained neurosurgeons.
The Global Cranial Clamps Market is segmented by geography into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA).
In 2021, the market of cranial clamps was led by North America. This was due to the increasing number of surgical procedures for the removal of tumours as well as the growing proportion of people suffering from neurological disorders including Parkinson's disease and epilepsy. It is projected that rapid technical developments in the instruments utilised during neurological surgical operations would further fuel the rise.
In addition, the Alzheimer's Association forecasts that by the year 2020, approximately one million people living in the United States will be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD). Each year, a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is made in around 60,000 people residing in the United States. Thus, the growing number of individuals who are suffering from neurodegenerative illnesses as well as the existence of emerging market players in this region are helping to the growth of the market.
The Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to record the highest CAGR in the not-too-distant future as a result of favourable government initiatives, rising healthcare expenditures, and an increase in the number of trained neurosurgeons.
As per the info given by the National Health Portal in India, Brain Tumour Day is commemorated on June 8 of each year in the country of India. This day is specifically dedicated to raising awareness, which informs people about brain tumours and the surgical therapy available for them. It is anticipated that initiatives of this like will propel the expansion of the region's market of cranial clamps over the course of the next years.
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