123 Pages | 36 Exhibits | 2011 Analysis | Forecasts Through 2015 Product Family: Market Reports

Demographics, the aging of the population, and the accompanying incidence of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures are the primary factors driving the United States (U.S.) market for fracture fixation products. Fractures account for an estimated 10.2 million visits a year to hospitals and physician offices in the U.S., with fractures of the lower limbs accounting for the greatest proportion of visits (approximately 5.0 million), followed by those of the hand and fingers (2.9 million), and the radius or ulna (2.2 million).

In 2010, U.S. sales of fracture fixation products totaled approximately $2,997.6 million. During the forecast period covered by this report, sales are expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 7.4%, reaching an estimated $4,276.8 million in the year 2015.

This dynamic new report from Medtech Insight includes analyses of products, markets, competitors, and opportunities in the area of fracture fixation in the U.S. The market segments covered by this report include external fixation and internal fixation devices (including intramedullary nails, pins, plating systems, screws, and miscellaneous devices such as cables, intramedullary reamers, staples, and wires). This report also includes a clinical overview of the musculoskeletal system as well as profiles of the leading suppliers of fracture fixation devices to the U.S.


i. Clinical Overview 
ii. External Fixation 
iii. Internal Fixation 
	a. Plate and Screw Fixation 
	b. Intramedullary Nails 
	c. Hip Screws 
iv. Small Bone Fixation 
v. Miscellaneous Internal Fixation Products 
vi. Fracture Fixation Products Market Forecast 
vii. Methodology 

Exhibit ES-1: Fracture Fixation Products, Combined Market Forecast, 2010-2015 


1.1 Bone Structure and Function 
	1.1.1 Cellular Framework Osteoblasts Osteogenesis Osteocytes Osteoclasts 
	1.1.2 Collagen 
	1.1.3 Bone Marrow 
1.2 Ligaments and Tendons 
1.3 Joint Structure and Function 
	1.3.1 Knee 
	1.3.2 Hip 
	1.3.3 Extremities/Small Bones Shoulder Elbow Hand and Wrist Foot and Ankle 

Exhibit 1-1: Classification of Bone According to Anatomy 
Exhibit 1-2: Structure of Bone 
Exhibit 1-3: Structure of Hydroxyapatite 
Exhibit 1-4: Structure of Collagen 
Exhibit 1-5: Anatomy of the Knee 
Exhibit 1-6: Anatomy of the Hip 
Exhibit 1-7: Anatomy of the Shoulder: The Rotator Cuff 
Exhibit 1-8: Anatomy of the Shoulder: The Glenoid Cavity 
Exhibit 1-9: Anatomy of the Elbow 
Exhibit 1-10: Anatomy of the Hand 


2.1 Fracture Etiology 
2.2 Bone Fracture Classification 
2.3 Long Bone Fracture Fixation 
	2.3.1 Humerus 
	2.3.2 Radius and Ulna 
	2.3.3 Femur 
	2.3.4 Tibia/Fibula 
	2.3.5 Clavicle 
2.4 Fractures of the Ankle, Hand, Foot, and Wrist 
2.5 Fracture Break Patterns 
2.6 Growth Plate Fractures 
2.7 Fracture Healing Mechanisms 

Exhibit 2-1: 2007, Incidence of Bone Fractures, by Anatomic Site 
Exhibit 2-2: 2006, Physician Visits for Bone Fractures, By Anatomic Site 
Exhibit 2-3: Classification of Bone Fractures 
Exhibit 2-4: Long Bone Fractures 
Exhibit 2-5: The Fracture Healing Process 


3.1 External Fixation 
	3.1.1 Products 
	3.1.2 Market Analysis 
3.2 Internal Fixation
	3.2.1 Device Types Plates and Screws Products Market Analysis Intramedullary Nails Products Market Analysis Hip Screws Products Market Analysis 
3.3 Small Bone Fixation 
	3.3.1 Products 
	3.3.2 Market Analysis 
3.4 Miscellaneous Internal Fixation Products 
	3.4.1 Market Analysis 
3.5 Fracture Fixation Products, Combined Market Forecast 
3.6 Fracture Fixation Products Market, Competitive Analysis 

Exhibit 3-1: External Fixation Devices 
Exhibit 3-2: 2011, Selected External Fixation Products 
Exhibit 3-3: External Fixation Products, Market Forecast, 2010-2015 
Exhibit 3-4: Large Bone Fracture Treatment Method of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (Plates and Screws) 
Exhibit 3-5: A Compression Plating Procedure 
Exhibit 3-6: Characteristics of Cancellous and Cortical Bone Screws 
Exhibit 3-7: 2011, Selected Large Bone Plate and Screw Products 
Exhibit 3-8: Large Bone Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Products (Plates and Screws), Market Forecast, 2010-2015 
Exhibit 3-9: Intramedullary Nailing, Dynamic versus Locked 
Exhibit 3-10: Radiographic Image of Statically Locked Intramedullary Nails 
Exhibit 3-11: 2011, Selected Intramedullary Nailing Products 
Exhibit 3-12: Intramedullary Nails, Market Forecast, 2010-2015 
Exhibit 3-13: Hip Fracture Stabilization Using Dynamic and Cannulated Hip Screw Mechanisms 
Exhibit 3-14: 2011, Selected Hip Screw Products 
Exhibit 3-15: Hip Screw Systems, Market Forecast, 2010-2015 
Exhibit 3-16: 2011, Selected Small Bone Internal Fixation Products 
Exhibit 3-17: Small Bone Internal Fixation Products, Market Forecast, 2010-2015 
Exhibit 3-18: Miscellaneous Internal Fixation Products, Market Forecast, 2010-2015 
Exhibit 3-19: Fracture Fixation Products, Combined Market Forecast, 2010-2015 
Exhibit 3-20: 2010, Fracture Fixation Products Market, Share by Supplier 


4.1 Arthrex, Inc. 
4.2 Biomet, Inc. 
4.3 DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc./Johnson & Johnson 
4.4 Smith & Nephew PLC 
4.5 Sonoma Orthopedic Products, Inc. 
4.6 Stryker Corporation 
4.7 Synthes, Inc. 
4.8 Tornier, Inc. 
4.9 Wright Medical Group, Inc. 
4.10 Zimmer Holdings, Inc. 



  1. Arthrex, Inc.
  2. Biomet, Inc.
  3. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc./Johnson & Johnson
  4. Smith & Nephew PLC
  5. Sonoma Orthopedic Products, Inc.
  6. Stryker Corporation
  7. Synthes, Inc.
  8. Tornier, Inc.
  9. Wright Medical Group, Inc.
  10. Zimmer Holdings, Inc.
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