Orthopedic devices play a crucial role in enhancing the life of patients that need them, providing pain relief, improving mobility, among other of those suffering from musculoskeletal disorders.The global orthopedic devices market size was valued at $36.1 billion in 2017 and it is anticipated to expand. High prevalence of orthopedic conditions such as degenerative bone disease coupled with rising geriatric population also the number accidents (car, falls, etc). Sadly nowadays also the early onset of musculoskeletal conditions triggered by obesity and sedentary lifestyle are expected to boost the growth.
An orthopedic implant is a medical device manufactured to give support and or replace a missing joint or bone. From simple braces to prosthetic implants. According to an article from Medical Devices Journal: The USA devotes roughly $200 billion (6%) of annual national health expenditures to medical devices. sStudies have shown that thanks to new technology in this field surgeons have new opportunities to reduce hospital readmissions and improve the quality of patient care.
Orthopedic surgeries that incorporate robotics are less invasive and offer reproducible precision, resulting in shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times. It is now estimated that up to 80% of orthopedic procedures are amenable to the outpatient setting and many orthopedic practices.The shortened recovery and associated disability with less invasive and more stable and rigid fixation have allowed patients to be more functional sooner, and reduced the morbidity of some of the previous approaches.
Orthopedic devices have allowed thousands of people around the world to live a “normal” life. Been able to walk without crutches, less pain…from the non athletic to professional athletes like: Aimee Muller, veterans like soldier Scott Schroeder, Olivia Jackson an actress and stunt performer, Model and pop star Victoria Modesta. List goes on and on. Something that decades ago (losing a limb) will deteriorate your life forever and for some would crush goals (like an athlete) now it’s so advanced that let you do all the things in life you would do with all your limbs…some will even say that even better!
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