MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Constant product innovations are livening up the U.S. knee implants market, encouraging patients to opt for knee implant procedures. Furthermore, patients and surgeons are attracted to the reduced costs and higher reimbursements rates for advanced implants. To thrive in this fiercely competitive market, manufacturers must demonstrate quick time-to-market or differentiate their products through personalization.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan's (http://www.medicaldevices.frost.com) Analysis of the Knee Implants Market research finds that the market earned revenues of $4.42 billion in 2011 and estimates this to reach $5.49 billion in 2016.
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Surgeons primarily seek implants that offer accurate fit, wear resistance, and rapid post-surgery recovery. Implant manufacturers are striving to develop products that meet these criteria, as their successful implantations reassure patients that are apprehensive about undergoing surgery, expanding the patient pool.
"As orthopedic surgeons become familiar with the latest technologies, they are more likely to adopt new knee implant procedures," said Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Aarti Shetty. "This is leading to better patient outcomes as well as improved surgery times."
While developing cutting-edge products, orthopedic manufactures also need to be mindful of the price of their implants in a sluggish economy. Patients are increasingly traveling to emerging countries for low-cost surgeries, expert care, the latest technology, and comfortable ac
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