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US Market for Orthopedic Braces and Supports
Date:3/11/2013

DUBLIN, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "US Market for Orthopedic Braces and Supports" report to their offering.

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The purpose of this report is to analyze and size the US market for Orthopedic Braces and Supports, discuss key players, market shares and identify trends impacting the market for these products. Topics covered include product definitions, strategies, competitive analysis, market shares and competitive position maps,key market and product segment parameters, market conditions, brands and models, and company reviews. The report provides detailed market estimates and forecasts for revenues in U.S. dollars and unit sales.

Product Categories:

Knee Braces and Supports (Revenues and Unit Sales)
- Osteoarthritis
- Ligament
- Post-op / rehabilitative
- Soft

Ankle Braces (Revenues and Unit Sales)

Wrist/Hand Braces (Revenues and Unit Sales)

Other Braces (Revenues)

Key Takeaways:

- The US market for orthopedic braces and supports was just over $1.2 billion in 2011, expected to grow at 4.9 percent CAGR to about $1.7 by 2018.

- The largest segment is knee braces and supports accounting for almost 71% of the market.

- Primary drivers include growing rates of musculoskeletal injuries in aging populations, sports and fitness enthusiasts and ergonomic injuries in the workplace. The trend towards protective medicine, patient preference for mnon-invasive treatment of pain, and growing popularity of sports are all driving demand for these devices.

- Primary restraints include competition from alternative methods of treatment and management of musculoskeletal problems, cost and discomfort, requirement for prescription for many types of devices and restricted reimbursement.

- Entry barriers are relatively low, with several small niche players entering the market with similar technologies. Intense competition continues to drive down average selling prices and forcing manufacturers to introduce new designs to stay competitive.
- Manufacturers include specialists in sports medicine, orthopedic and prosthetics experts, ergonomic products suppliers and general medical product manufacturers

- DJO is the largest provider of orthopedic braces and supports through various brands from DonJoy, Aircast, ProCare, among others. Other significant players include Ossur, Bledsoe, Bird and Cronin, Breg, McDavid, Mueller, Hely and Weber, FLA Orthopedics, Otto Bock etc.

This report can help in:

- Assessing the US market for Orthopedic Braces and Supports, growth segments, and growth regions.

- Understanding market drivers and restraints, and market segmentation and market ranking.

- Business planning, strategic decision making and competitive strategy.

- Identifying opportunities for partnerships and alliances.

Companies Mentioned

- 3M Healthcare
- Bauerfeind USA
- Biomet
- Inc.
- Bird & Cronin
- Inc.
- Bledsoe Brace Systems
- Breg
- Inc.
- BSN medical GmbH
- Chase Ergonomics
- Inc.
- Cho-Pat Inc.
- Darco International
- Inc.
- DeRoyal Industries Inc.
- DJO Global
- Inc.
- Frank Stubbs Co.
- Inc.
- FLA Orthopedics/ BSN Medical Inc.
- Freeman Manufacturing Co.
- Hely & Weber
- Langer Biomechanics
- McDavid Inc.
- Medical Specialties
- Inc.
- Mueller Sports Medicine
- Inc.
- OccuNomix International
- Inc.
- Ossur
- Otto Bock Health Care
- PALUMBO Orthopaedics
- Restorative Care of America
- Inc.
- SOLO Laboratories
- Inc.
- Surgical Appliance Industries
- Swede-O Inc.
- Townsend Design
- Trulife Ltd.
- VQ rthoCare
- Zimmer Holdings Inc.


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