MediPoint: Wrist Replacement – Europe Analysis and Market Forecasts

Total wrist arthroplasty (TWA) is a surgical intervention with the goal of reducing wrist pain and increasing joint mobility for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and is increasingly being used for other indications such as osteoarthritis (OA) and posttraumatic arthritis. It is recommended in cases where less invasive operative techniques are ineffective and as an alternative to total wrist fusion (TWF). For low-demand patients, total wrist replacement (TWR) provides the necessary range of motion to engage in normal daily activities, although it remains a relatively rare procedure. As wrist replacement procedures are particularly niche, the development and marketing of a new implant requires immense financial resources for what could potentially be a very low payoff. Key opinion leaders (KOLs) point out that entry into the market is relatively easy, but penetration is more difficult; for this reason, acquisitions are likely in this highly fragmented, fast-evolving global extremities market throughout the forecast period.

This report focuses on the market outlook for wrist replacement devices in Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and UK). The analysis identifies the key unmet needs in the wrist replacement market, discusses the major drivers and barriers of adoption, and provides an in-depth understanding of physicians’ perceptions and the future outlook for this market by segment and geography.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

What is the current and future wrist replacement market outlook in the developed and emerging markets? What trends are affecting the European market?

Which are the key, high growth markets that wrist replacement manufacturers should expand into?

What are the unmet needs with the current generation of wrist replacement devices? How will emerging technologies fulfill these unmet needs?

What are the challenges and complications that have hindered widespread adoption?

With developing the next-generation of devices, what aspects of the technology are device manufacturers focused on optimizing? How will new entrants impact the wrist replacement market?


Overview of recent key industry events and analysis of their market impact.

Annualized total market revenue, procedure trends, and market outlooks by segment and by region through 2023.

Key topics covered include strategic competitor assessment, market characterization, identification of unmet needs, reimbursement considerations, evaluating market access in each region covered in the report, and implications of the emerging technologies in the market.

Analysis of the current and future market competition in the European wrist replacement market. Insightful review of industry drivers, barriers, and challenges.

Reasons to buy

The report will enable you to:

Develop and design your in-licensing and out-licensing strategies through a review of marketed products and technologies.

Develop business strategies by understanding the trends shaping and driving the wrist replacement market.

Drive revenues by understanding the key trends, innovative products and technologies, market segments, and companies likely to impact the wrist replacement market in the future.

Formulate effective sales and marketing strategies by understanding the competitive landscape and by analyzing the performance of various competitors.

Identify emerging players with potentially strong product portfolios and create effective counter-strategies to gain a competitive advantage.

Track device sales in country-specific wrist replacement market from 2014-2023.

Organize your sales and marketing efforts by identifying the market categories and segments that present maximum opportunities for consolidations, investments and strategic partnerships.

Companies mentioned

Integra LifeSciences

Zimmer Biomet

Wright Medical




Extremity Medical


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 About the Authors

1.1 Analyst

1.1.1 Tobe Madu, MSc, Analyst, Medical Devices

2 Table of Contents

2.1 List of Tables

2.2 List of Figures

3 Executive Summary

3.1 Key Metrics

3.2 Market Dynamics

3.3 Key Players

3.4 Future Outlook

3.5 What Do Physicians Think?

4 Introduction

4.1 Catalyst

4.2 Related Reports

4.3 Upcoming Related Reports

5 Market Outlook

5.1 Procedure Trends

5.2 Pricing Trends

5.3 Revenue Trends

5.4 Company Share Analysis

6 Market Insights

6.1 Europe

6.1.1 Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden

6.1.2 Belgium, France, and Netherlands

6.1.3 Germany and Switzerland

6.1.4 UK and Ireland

6.1.5 Italy, Portugal, and Spain

6.1.6 Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland

6.1.7 Russia, Turkey, and Greece

7 Competitive Assessment

7.1 Overview

7.2 Integra LifeSciences

7.2.1 Portfolio Assessment

7.2.2 Competitive Positioning

7.3 Stryker

7.3.1 Portfolio Assessment

7.3.2 Deal Analysis

7.3.3 Competitive Positioning

7.4 Zimmer Biomet

7.4.1 Portfolio Assessment

7.4.2 Deal Analysis

7.4.3 Competitive Positioning

7.5 Swemac

7.5.1 Portfolio Assessment

7.5.2 Competitive Positioning

7.6 Wright Medical

7.6.1 Portfolio Assessment

7.6.2 Deal Analysis

7.6.3 Competitive Positioning

7.7 Other Players

8 Appendix

8.1 Bibliography

8.2 Abbreviations

8.3 Methodology

8.3.1 Overview

8.3.2 Coverage

8.3.3 Secondary Research

8.3.4 Forecasting Methodology

8.3.5 Primary Research Summary

8.4 About MediPoint

8.5 About GlobalData

8.6 Contact Us

8.7 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Wrist Replacement, Key Metrics, 2016–2023

Table 2: Europe Wrist Replacement Procedure Volume Forecast, 2014–2023

Table 3: Europe Wrist Replacement Implants Average Selling Price ($) Forecast, 2014–2023

Table 4: Europe Wrist Replacement Market Revenue Forecast ($M), 2014–2023

Table 5: Europe Wrist Replacement Company Share Analysis, 20161, 2

Table 6: Integra LifeSciences – Key Marketed Products Assessment

Table 7: Stryker – Key Marketed Products Assessment

Table 8: Stryker – Key Clinical Trials

Table 9: Zimmer Biomet – Key Marketed Products Assessment

Table 10: Swemac – Key Marketed Products Assessment

Table 11: Swemac – Key Clinical Trials

Table 12: Wright Medical – Key Marketed Products Assessment

Table 13: Summary of Other Players in the Wrist Replacement Market, 2016

List of Figures

Figure 1: Europe Wrist Replacement Market Share Comparison by Country, 2016 and 2023


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