Growing Elderly Population to Spur the Total Ankle Replacement Market

Posted on: Nov-2017 | By: 9 Dimen | Medical Devices

Total ankle replacement is a medical method for substituting bones that are damaged in the ankle joint. It is executed by employing a metal or plastic implant on above the talus (ankle bone) and at the end of the tibia (shin bone). Pain and movement loss in the ankle are the common symptoms. Few of the primary factors for total ankle replacement are bone fracture, osteoarthritis, arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Total ankle replacement and arthrodesis are the 2 common sorts of Total ankle replacement surgeries.

After years of trial and error total ankle replacement is becoming a feasible substitute to the gold-standard treatment alternative for the patients with end-stage ankle arthritis and ankle fusion, which had a threat of complications, consisting of stress fractures, mal-alignment, and arthritis developing in neighboring joints, and continued pain. Total ankle replacement provides late-stage ankle arthritis patients with rapid pain relief and an array of motion in the ankle, enabling them to resume recreational activities more speedily.

The major factors contributing to the growth of the market are the rising prevalence of trauma and accident patients, the rise in the patient pool, and the number of procedures of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Apart from this, the economic growth and augmented urbanization are contributing to the rising elderly and obese populations, stimulating a rise in the number of the total ankle replacement patient.

Furthermore, the increased middle-income groups, the augmented public alertness of modern medical technology, coupled with a trend of active aging, all have led to an unparalleled demand for the orthopedic devices.

Also, efforts made by the manufacturers to improve the preoperative evaluation techniques are anticipated to fuel the growth of the market.

After the surgery, the recovery duration is usually up to 3 Months. Few of the hazards linked to ankle replacement are a bone injury during surgery, ankle weakness, allergic reactions to the artificial joint, nerve damage, stiffness, and blood vessel damage. The rising alertness regarding these risks linked to the surgeries are anticipated to hinder the growth of the total ankle replacement market globally.