Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) March 20, 2015
Follow us on LinkedIn – Although there are many factors that contribute to the development of pressure ulcers, the primary cause remains unequalized pressure on the skin for a longer period of time. Unequalized pressure due to body weight causes the skin to breakdown, leading to pressure ulcers. Other causes behind pressure ulcer occurrence include shearing force, friction, and perspiration, exposure of the skin to moisture, unhealthy skin, poor hygiene, poor nutrition, and old age, among others. Pressure Ulcers, also known as Decubitus Ulcers or Bedsores, are acquired mainly because of long-time confinement to bed or wheelchair. Bed and chair bound patients with reduced mobility tend to develop pressure or decubitus ulcers owing to their inactivity.
Future growth in the market will be driven by advancements in pressure ulcer management products, in terms of both functionality as well as cost. Unique mapping system for ulcer prevention, wearable sensors that lower risk of ulcers, therapeutic mattresses that reduce ulcer incidence, and novel cushions for wheelchair users represent key advancements that are poised to benefit market prospects in the near term. The market is also likely to shift towards ulcer prevention products from treatment products. Growing patient awareness over the causes behind pressure ulcers is expected to expand the market for products that aid in the prevention of pressure ulcers. Various support surfaces, such as alternating air pressure mattresses, air fluidized beds, low air loss beds, foam mattresses, and other local area support products are presently being used in healthcare facilities and homes for the prevention and treatment of decubitus ulcers.
As stated by the new market research report on Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products, the United States represents the largest market worldwide, followed by Europe. Widespread incidence and prevalence of decubitus ulcers and chronic wounds among the aging baby boomers and rising innovations relating to products and new treatment modalities represent key growth drivers in the developed markets. Asia-Pacific is forecast to emerge as the fastest growing market with a projected CAGR of 7.9% over the analysis period. Alternating Air Pressure Mattresses represents the largest and the fastest growing treatment product.
Major players in the market include ArjoHuntleigh, GF Health Products, Inc., Hill-Rom Company Inc., Invacare Corp., James Consolidated Inc., Linet spol. s.r.o, ROHO Inc., Span-America Medical Systems Inc., Spenco Medical Corp., Steigelmeyer Group, Stryker Corp., and Sunrise Medical (US) LLC, among others.
The research report titled “Pressure Ulcer Treatment Products: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends and issues, a detailed product overview, product launches and recent strategic industry activities of major companies. The report provides market estimates and projections in US$ for all major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Product segments analyzed in the report include Air Fluidized Beds, Low Air Loss Beds, Alternating Air Pressure Mattresses, Foam Mattresses, Other Full Support Products, and Local Area Support Products.
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