Total ankle replacement is a surgical process for replacing damaged bones in the ankle joint. Total ankle replacement is performed by placing a plastic or metal implant on top of the ankle bone (talus) and at the end of the shin bone (tibia). Loss of movement and pain in the ankle are the common symptoms. Bone fracture, arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis are some of the primary reasons for total ankle replacement. Arthrodesis and total ankle replacement are the two common types of total ankle replacement surgeries. Recovery period for the total ankle replacement surgery is up to three months after the surgery. Some of the risks associated with ankle replacement are ankle weakness, bone damage during surgery, stiffness, nerve damage, allergic reactions to the artificial joint, and blood vessel damage. Growing awareness about these risks associated with the total ankle replacement surgeries are expected to hamper the growth of the global total ankle replacement market.
The global total ankle replacement market is segmented on the basis of design and geography. By geography, the global total ankle replacement market was dominated by North America in 2013 in terms of revenue and the region is expected to maintain its dominant position throughout the forecast period.
The overview section of the report provides comprehensive data on market drivers, factors limiting the growth of the market, current market trends, market structure, and predictions for the years to come. The report on the global total ankle replacement market is a complete study of changing trends, restraints, and industry growth drivers. The report presents a blueprint that highlights analysis of technology developments. A detailed review of macro and micro factors that are affecting the growth of the market are highlighted in the report. The Porter’s five forces model is used to measure the feasibility of new projects and competitive analysis.
Overview of the Total Ankle Replacement Market
By design, the global total ankle replacement market is classified into agility ankle prosthesis, Buechel-Pappas ankle prosthesis, Scandinavian total ankle replacement (STAR), Salto total ankle replacement, HINTEGRA total ankle replacement, mobility ankle system, TNK total ankle replacement, Ramses total ankle replacement, AES total ankle replacement, BOX total ankle replacement, ESKA ankle prosthesis, German ankle system, alphanorm total ankle replacement, TARIC total ankle replacement, and INBONE total ankle replacement. Based on geography, the global total ankle replacement market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. The Europe total ankle replacement market is expected to rise due to rising awareness amongst people and the increasing obese population. Asia Pacific is predicted to be the emerging region in the global total ankle replacement market during the forecast period due to increasing awareness about advanced medical technology.
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Risks such as continued pain, mal-alignment, and arthritis development in the adjacent joints are expected to restrict the growth of the global total ankle replacement market in the years to come. However, the growing aging population is a key factor expected to drive the global total ankle replacement market during the period from 2013 to 2019.
Companies mentioned in the research report
Integra Life Sciences, Implants International, Small Bone Innovation, Inc., DePuy Synthes, Zimmer Holdings, Inc., and KYOCERA Medical Corporation are some of the leading companies operating in the global total ankle replacement market. The leading companies are expected to face competition from the emerging companies in the years to come.