Surgical Sutures Market: Information by Product Type (Absorbable Sutures and Non-Absorbable Sutures) Materials (Multifilament Sutures) Application, End-Use and Regions — Forecast Till 2029

Mar 06, 2020   Global Statistics Representing Surgical Sutures Market Scenario Surgical suture is a medical device, which is used for holding the body tissues together after a surgery or injury. It plays a significant role in the wound healing process. A large number of hospitals and ambulatory surgery departments are specializing in surgical sutures techniques, which is further boosting the market growth. Additionally, it is witnessing huge popularity in the field of orthopedic, alimentary, and ophthalmic su...
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Global Statistics Representing Surgical Sutures Market Scenario

Surgical suture is a medical device, which is used for holding the body tissues together after a surgery or injury. It plays a significant role in the wound healing process. A large number of hospitals and ambulatory surgery departments are specializing in surgical sutures techniques, which is further boosting the market growth. Additionally, it is witnessing huge popularity in the field of orthopedic, alimentary, and ophthalmic surgeries on account of the precision it provides during the surgeries. Other factors driving the market include the increasing use of sutures, technological advancements, and rising adoption of sutures in hospitals for the treatment of a number of diseases and traumas.

Technological Advancements in Suture: Designs and Features

In the last few years, the surgical suture market has been witnessing significant growth on account of the development of advanced suture materials with improved features, such as non-resorbable sutures with high biocompatibility, elastic and electronic sutures, knotless barbed sutures, antimicrobial sutures, and bioactive sutures (including drug-eluting and stem cell-seeded sutures). Similarly, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) sutures offer smooth and soft finish and aid in preventing bacterial colonization and microdamage in the deep layers of the wound. Also, surgical knots made using PTFE sutures are long-lasting and do not loosen easily. Recently, Ethicon developed Coated VICRYL Plus Antibacterial Suture, a synthetic absorbable sterile surgical suture intended for general soft tissue approximation and ligation. The antibacterial suture facilitates fast wound healing and rapid patient recovery. Similarly, the drug-eluting surgical sutures deliver the drug in the vicinity after implantation. Thereby, the availability of sutures with such advanced functionalities is surging the market growth to some extent.

Escalating Prevalence of Chronic Disorders

Globally, the prevalence of a number of chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and stroke, is increasing at an alarming rate. This can be attributed to the rising consumption of unhealthy food and the gradual shift towards a sedentary lifestyle, which is subsequently boosting the demand for surgical sutures across the globe. Other factors driving the market include the growing preference of C-section delivery, rising incidence of road accidents and fatal injuries, increasing geriatric population, mounting healthcare expenditure, and increasing number of surgeries. In the EU alone, about 1.32 million C-sections were performed in 2016. As per the National Safety Council, in the U.S., around 40,000 people died in car crashes, and about 4.5 million people were seriously injured in 2018.

In the last few years, the demand for cosmetic surgeries has been witnessing a significant surge in both the developed and developing countries. As per the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in the U.S., around 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries were performed in 2017. Additionally, the integration of robotic surgical systems is offering better outcomes and assistance to perform critical procedures with precision, which is further driving the market growth.

Segmental Insights

The global surgical suture market is segmented by product, type, application, and end-user.

By product, the surgical suture market is segmented into absorbable and non-absorbable sutures. The non-absorbable sutures segment is expected to grow with the fastest CAGR. It is mainly used on skin wound closure where stitches can be removed after a few weeks or in a stressful internal environment where absorbable sutures are unable to satisfy the requirement. The key materials used for the manufacturing of non-absorbable sutures include special silk, synthetics polypropylene, stainless steel wires, nylon, and polyester. Some of the factors driving the segment growth include the increasing geriatric population, surging number of surgeries, and rising incidences of accidents across the globe. As per the WHO, around 1.3 million people die and over 20 to 50 million people experience severe injuries due to road traffic crashes every year, which is further boosting the demand for surgical non-absorbable sutures for wound closure. For the record, non-absorbable sutures remain intact once placed in body tissues, which is why it is witnessing huge demand in the healthcare sector.

By application, the market is segmented into cardiovascular surgery, gynecological surgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmic surgery, general surgery, cosmetic surgery, and others. The cardiovascular surgery segment is grabbing the largest share in the surgical suture market due to the rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases across the globe. This can be accredited to the rising consumption of unhealthy food and a sedentary lifestyle. As per the WHO, globally, around 17.9 million (31% of all deaths) people die from cardiovascular diseases every year.

Based on material, the global surgical suture market is segmented into monofilament and multifilament sutures. The multifilament segment is expected to grow at a significant pace due to the rising number of complex surgeries and the increasing geriatric population.

By the end-user, the surgical suture market is classified into hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and clinics & physician offices. The hospital segment is dominating the market due to the rising number of complex surgeries performed in hospitals and improving healthcare infrastructure in emerging countries. The growth can be attributed to the growing frequency of eye disorders such as retinitis, cataract, and glaucoma, among others. Additionally, a number of hospitals registered under not-for-profit lists prove to be a cost-effective option for the geriatric population suffering from eye ailments as they grant funds and are facilitated with innovative technology-integrated medical devices for cataract and other vision correction procedures. Such factors will heighten the number of admissions in hospitals for various ophthalmic conditions, which is further boosting the market growth. Similarly, favorable reimbursement scenario for various ophthalmic surgeries performed in hospital settings will foster the segment growth.

Regional Insights

Geographically, the global surgical suture market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America and the Middle East & Africa (LAMEA).

North America is dominating the global surgical suture market and will continue the same during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, increasing demand for advanced treatments, and a growing number of surgeries performed in the region. As per the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2017, surgical procedures accounted for about 77% of the total expenditures, and non-surgical procedures accounted for about 23%. In the U.S. alone, around 48 million surgeries were performed in 2009, and the number is projected to double in the years to come. In the last few years, cosmetic surgeries have been gaining huge popularity in the region, which is further driving the application of sutures in cosmetic surgeries. Additionally, several leading players are heavily investing in R&D activities to develop innovative products to sustain in the cut-throat completion. For instance, the development of electrospinning technology to make drug-eluting sutures for vascular surgery is driving market growth.

Europe is the second-largest surgical suture market globally on account of the rising occurrence of cardiovascular surgeries, general surgeries, and orthopedic surgeries in the region. To attend to the situation, the governments in the region are setting-up umpteen programs, schemes, and initiatives to educate people regarding cardiovascular diseases, its symptoms, and effects on life. For instance, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) developed an innovative health program for improvising services for the people living with CVD. Similarly, the National Health Foundation (NHF) provided a scheme that benefited patients with innovative products. As per the Hospital Infection Surveillance System KISS, about 1.6 out of 100 surgical interventions in German hospitals led to surgical site infections and resulted in around 267,000 post-operative wound infections every year, which is further boosting the need for innovation surgical suture to reduce the risk of skin or surgical wound infections.

Asia Pacific surgical suture market is expected to witness significant growth on account of rising incidences of lifestyle-related diseases, growing medical tourism, and low treatment cost. In India, the market is majorly driven by the easy availability of raw materials at a relatively low cost, increasing the number of hospitals, and easy access to labor. Moreover, the Southeast Asian countries are among the top destinations for medical tourism. As per EPCC (Explore productive chamber of commerce), In India, medical tourism contributes about 25% to the overall revenue. Whereas, in the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan, it contributed about 10%–15% of the revenue.

The Middle East and Africa are emerging in the surgical suture market due to the increasing patient pool in the region. The UAE is one of the major contributors to the growth of the surgical sutures market in the region, closely followed by Egypt. The region is largely untapped and provides lucrative growth opportunities for the market, which is further grabbing the attention of leading and emerging players. However, in Africa, the adoption of advanced technologies is comparatively less. The region is also witnessing a rise in the incidence of burn cases. As per the WHO, South Africa spends nearly USD 26 million on burn care annually.

Corporations are constantly inventing new products to capture the market of the Middle East and Africa. For instance, in 2017, Ethicon Inc. launched PROXISURE, a suturing device designed to advance precision in minimally-invasive surgery. The development helped the company in creating a new standard of excellence in laparoscopic suturing and also to treat patients in wound closure. Moreover, the leading players are investing heavily in R&D activities to develop quality and advanced products, which is further boosting the market growth in the region.

Key Developments

Some of the key players in the global surgical suture market include Medtronic plc, B.Braun Melsungen AG, Ethicon, Inc., Smith & Nephew, Boston Scientific Corporation, international Farmacéutica, Péters Surgical, Sutures India, DemeTECH Corporation, Surgical Specialties Corporation, and Mellon Medical B.V. The market for global surgical suture is highly fragmented, with different market players operating in local regions. Some of the key players are engaging in acquisitions, collaborations, and partnerships to gain a competitive edge. For instance,

  • In February 2017: Integra LifeSciences acquired Derma Sciences to expand its product portfolio and double the number of wound care sales channels
  • In January 2018: Teleflex Incorporated launched Force Fiber Fusion. The suture is made from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), which is strong, durable, and lubricious. It has received FDA approval in the U.S. for the ligation of soft tissues, such as allograft tissues for orthopedic procedures
  • In December 2017: B. Braun Melsungen AG announced the establishment of a subsidiary in Zambia, named Braun Medical Zambia Limited, to attend to the customer requirements in a better way

Surgical Suture Market Segmentation

By Product type

  • Absorbable Sutures
    • Synthetic Suture
    • Natural Suture
  • Non-Absorbable Sutures
    • Nylon Sutures
    • Prolene Sutures
    • Stainless Steel Sutures
    • Other Non-Absorbable Sutures

By Material

  • Multifilament Sutures
  • Monofilament Sutures

By Application

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgeries
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery
  • Other Applications

By End-User

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Clinics & Physician Offices

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • MEA

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Medtronic plc, B.Braun Melsungen AG, Ethicon, Inc., Smith & Nephew, Boston Scientific Corporation, international Farmacéutica, Péters Surgical, Sutures India, DemeTECH Corporation, and Surgical Specialties Corporation are the top players in Surgical Sutures Market.
Non-Absorbable Sutures Segment is expected to be the leading segment in Surgical Sutures Market during the forecast period.
North America is expected to hold the highest market share in Surgical Sutures Market.
Increasing use of sutures, technological advancements, and rising adoption of sutures in hospitals, increasing geriatric population, mounting healthcare expenditure, and increasing number of surgeries are the key factors expected to drive Surgical Sutures Market during the forecast period.
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Global Statistics Representing Surgical Sutures Market Scenario

Surgical suture is a medical device, which is used for holding the body tissues together after a surgery or injury. It plays a significant role in the wound healing process. A large number of hospitals and ambulatory surgery departments are specializing in surgical sutures techniques, which is further boosting the market growth. Additionally, it is witnessing huge popularity in the field of orthopedic, alimentary, and ophthalmic surgeries on account of the precision it provides during the surgeries. Other factors driving the market include the increasing use of sutures, technological advancements, and rising adoption of sutures in hospitals for the treatment of a number of diseases and traumas.

Technological Advancements in Suture: Designs and Features

In the last few years, the surgical suture market has been witnessing significant growth on account of the development of advanced suture materials with improved features, such as non-resorbable sutures with high biocompatibility, elastic and electronic sutures, knotless barbed sutures, antimicrobial sutures, and bioactive sutures (including drug-eluting and stem cell-seeded sutures). Similarly, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) sutures offer smooth and soft finish and aid in preventing bacterial colonization and microdamage in the deep layers of the wound. Also, surgical knots made using PTFE sutures are long-lasting and do not loosen easily. Recently, Ethicon developed Coated VICRYL Plus Antibacterial Suture, a synthetic absorbable sterile surgical suture intended for general soft tissue approximation and ligation. The antibacterial suture facilitates fast wound healing and rapid patient recovery. Similarly, the drug-eluting surgical sutures deliver the drug in the vicinity after implantation. Thereby, the availability of sutures with such advanced functionalities is surging the market growth to some extent.

Escalating Prevalence of Chronic Disorders

Globally, the prevalence of a number of chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and stroke, is increasing at an alarming rate. This can be attributed to the rising consumption of unhealthy food and the gradual shift towards a sedentary lifestyle, which is subsequently boosting the demand for surgical sutures across the globe. Other factors driving the market include the growing preference of C-section delivery, rising incidence of road accidents and fatal injuries, increasing geriatric population, mounting healthcare expenditure, and increasing number of surgeries. In the EU alone, about 1.32 million C-sections were performed in 2016. As per the National Safety Council, in the U.S., around 40,000 people died in car crashes, and about 4.5 million people were seriously injured in 2018.

In the last few years, the demand for cosmetic surgeries has been witnessing a significant surge in both the developed and developing countries. As per the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in the U.S., around 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries were performed in 2017. Additionally, the integration of robotic surgical systems is offering better outcomes and assistance to perform critical procedures with precision, which is further driving the market growth.

Segmental Insights

The global surgical suture market is segmented by product, type, application, and end-user.

By product, the surgical suture market is segmented into absorbable and non-absorbable sutures. The non-absorbable sutures segment is expected to grow with the fastest CAGR. It is mainly used on skin wound closure where stitches can be removed after a few weeks or in a stressful internal environment where absorbable sutures are unable to satisfy the requirement. The key materials used for the manufacturing of non-absorbable sutures include special silk, synthetics polypropylene, stainless steel wires, nylon, and polyester. Some of the factors driving the segment growth include the increasing geriatric population, surging number of surgeries, and rising incidences of accidents across the globe. As per the WHO, around 1.3 million people die and over 20 to 50 million people experience severe injuries due to road traffic crashes every year, which is further boosting the demand for surgical non-absorbable sutures for wound closure. For the record, non-absorbable sutures remain intact once placed in body tissues, which is why it is witnessing huge demand in the healthcare sector.

By application, the market is segmented into cardiovascular surgery, gynecological surgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmic surgery, general surgery, cosmetic surgery, and others. The cardiovascular surgery segment is grabbing the largest share in the surgical suture market due to the rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases across the globe. This can be accredited to the rising consumption of unhealthy food and a sedentary lifestyle. As per the WHO, globally, around 17.9 million (31% of all deaths) people die from cardiovascular diseases every year.

Based on material, the global surgical suture market is segmented into monofilament and multifilament sutures. The multifilament segment is expected to grow at a significant pace due to the rising number of complex surgeries and the increasing geriatric population.

By the end-user, the surgical suture market is classified into hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and clinics & physician offices. The hospital segment is dominating the market due to the rising number of complex surgeries performed in hospitals and improving healthcare infrastructure in emerging countries. The growth can be attributed to the growing frequency of eye disorders such as retinitis, cataract, and glaucoma, among others. Additionally, a number of hospitals registered under not-for-profit lists prove to be a cost-effective option for the geriatric population suffering from eye ailments as they grant funds and are facilitated with innovative technology-integrated medical devices for cataract and other vision correction procedures. Such factors will heighten the number of admissions in hospitals for various ophthalmic conditions, which is further boosting the market growth. Similarly, favorable reimbursement scenario for various ophthalmic surgeries performed in hospital settings will foster the segment growth.

Regional Insights

Geographically, the global surgical suture market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America and the Middle East & Africa (LAMEA).

North America is dominating the global surgical suture market and will continue the same during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, increasing demand for advanced treatments, and a growing number of surgeries performed in the region. As per the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2017, surgical procedures accounted for about 77% of the total expenditures, and non-surgical procedures accounted for about 23%. In the U.S. alone, around 48 million surgeries were performed in 2009, and the number is projected to double in the years to come. In the last few years, cosmetic surgeries have been gaining huge popularity in the region, which is further driving the application of sutures in cosmetic surgeries. Additionally, several leading players are heavily investing in R&D activities to develop innovative products to sustain in the cut-throat completion. For instance, the development of electrospinning technology to make drug-eluting sutures for vascular surgery is driving market growth.

Europe is the second-largest surgical suture market globally on account of the rising occurrence of cardiovascular surgeries, general surgeries, and orthopedic surgeries in the region. To attend to the situation, the governments in the region are setting-up umpteen programs, schemes, and initiatives to educate people regarding cardiovascular diseases, its symptoms, and effects on life. For instance, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) developed an innovative health program for improvising services for the people living with CVD. Similarly, the National Health Foundation (NHF) provided a scheme that benefited patients with innovative products. As per the Hospital Infection Surveillance System KISS, about 1.6 out of 100 surgical interventions in German hospitals led to surgical site infections and resulted in around 267,000 post-operative wound infections every year, which is further boosting the need for innovation surgical suture to reduce the risk of skin or surgical wound infections.

Asia Pacific surgical suture market is expected to witness significant growth on account of rising incidences of lifestyle-related diseases, growing medical tourism, and low treatment cost. In India, the market is majorly driven by the easy availability of raw materials at a relatively low cost, increasing the number of hospitals, and easy access to labor. Moreover, the Southeast Asian countries are among the top destinations for medical tourism. As per EPCC (Explore productive chamber of commerce), In India, medical tourism contributes about 25% to the overall revenue. Whereas, in the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan, it contributed about 10%–15% of the revenue.

The Middle East and Africa are emerging in the surgical suture market due to the increasing patient pool in the region. The UAE is one of the major contributors to the growth of the surgical sutures market in the region, closely followed by Egypt. The region is largely untapped and provides lucrative growth opportunities for the market, which is further grabbing the attention of leading and emerging players. However, in Africa, the adoption of advanced technologies is comparatively less. The region is also witnessing a rise in the incidence of burn cases. As per the WHO, South Africa spends nearly USD 26 million on burn care annually.

Corporations are constantly inventing new products to capture the market of the Middle East and Africa. For instance, in 2017, Ethicon Inc. launched PROXISURE, a suturing device designed to advance precision in minimally-invasive surgery. The development helped the company in creating a new standard of excellence in laparoscopic suturing and also to treat patients in wound closure. Moreover, the leading players are investing heavily in R&D activities to develop quality and advanced products, which is further boosting the market growth in the region.

Key Developments

Some of the key players in the global surgical suture market include Medtronic plc, B.Braun Melsungen AG, Ethicon, Inc., Smith & Nephew, Boston Scientific Corporation, international Farmacéutica, Péters Surgical, Sutures India, DemeTECH Corporation, Surgical Specialties Corporation, and Mellon Medical B.V. The market for global surgical suture is highly fragmented, with different market players operating in local regions. Some of the key players are engaging in acquisitions, collaborations, and partnerships to gain a competitive edge. For instance,

  • In February 2017: Integra LifeSciences acquired Derma Sciences to expand its product portfolio and double the number of wound care sales channels
  • In January 2018: Teleflex Incorporated launched Force Fiber Fusion. The suture is made from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), which is strong, durable, and lubricious. It has received FDA approval in the U.S. for the ligation of soft tissues, such as allograft tissues for orthopedic procedures
  • In December 2017: B. Braun Melsungen AG announced the establishment of a subsidiary in Zambia, named Braun Medical Zambia Limited, to attend to the customer requirements in a better way

Surgical Suture Market Segmentation

By Product type

  • Absorbable Sutures
    • Synthetic Suture
    • Natural Suture
  • Non-Absorbable Sutures
    • Nylon Sutures
    • Prolene Sutures
    • Stainless Steel Sutures
    • Other Non-Absorbable Sutures

By Material

  • Multifilament Sutures
  • Monofilament Sutures

By Application

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgeries
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery
  • Other Applications

By End-User

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Clinics & Physician Offices

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • MEA

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Medtronic plc, B.Braun Melsungen AG, Ethicon, Inc., Smith & Nephew, Boston Scientific Corporation, international Farmacéutica, Péters Surgical, Sutures India, DemeTECH Corporation, and Surgical Specialties Corporation are the top players in Surgical Sutures Market.
Non-Absorbable Sutures Segment is expected to be the leading segment in Surgical Sutures Market during the forecast period.
North America is expected to hold the highest market share in Surgical Sutures Market.
Increasing use of sutures, technological advancements, and rising adoption of sutures in hospitals, increasing geriatric population, mounting healthcare expenditure, and increasing number of surgeries are the key factors expected to drive Surgical Sutures Market during the forecast period.
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