Cranial clamps are instruments designed to hold and stabilize the head during a neurosurgery so as to prove better access during surgery. A head fixation device is the most important medical device in neurosurgery as it is preconditioned to allow neurosurgeons to operate. Most neurosurgery procedures need rigid fixation of the head for successful operation.
The growing number of neurosurgeries, owing to growing risk factors such as trauma, cancer and others are leading to an increase in the adoption of cranial clamps. The growth in healthcare infrastructure, growing number of hospitals, development of specialty neurosurgical centers and others are also surging the market demand for cranial clamps.
Advancements in technology such as the development of radiolucent and sterilizable cranial clamps are leading to larger market adoption. Development of new surgical techniques have generated demand for miniaturized instruments to reduce surgical footprint. These has resulted in innovative designs such as multipoint instruments and the development of sensors to gauge the pressures on the skull. Further, the growing adoption of aluminum inserts has resulted in lightweight instruments.
On the other hand, the wounds caused by pin-type clamps, risk of depressed skull fractures and the high risk of neurosurgeries are some of the major deterrents to the market growth.
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The global market for cranial clamps is fragmented with many players dotting the scene. The large market is captive with specialty neurosurgical hospitals, which necessitates close collaboration. Some of the established brands of cranial clamps are Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corporation, Mizuho, B Braun Melsungen AG, OsteoMed, Pro Med Instruments Inc, Zhejiang Apeloa Medical Technology Co and others.
The global cranial clamps market can be classified into seven regions viz. North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Middle East and Africa. North America, led by the U.S., accounts for the largest share of the market, owing to the large number of procedures performed in the region. The Europe market is dominated by Germany, France and the U.K. and other nations such as Italy and Spain are also pegged to remain attractive markets.
The Asia Pacific market excluding Japan is expected to account for the fastest growth in the global cranial clamps market, owing to the growing healthcare sector and rapid economic development in the region. China and India are expected to account for the lion’s share of the market growth.
The Middle East and Africa market is expected to be skewed in favor of the Gulf economies of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar. The poor healthcare expenditure in Africa is expected to be a deterrent for the cranial clamps market in the region.
Some of the major players in the global cranial clamps market include Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corporation, Mizuho, B Braun Melsungen AG, OsteoMed, Pro Med Instruments Inc, Zhejiang Apeloa Medical Technology Co and others.
The design of cranial clamps has changed little over time, which has resulted in technological advancement and market position yielding only a moderate premium. Price is the most significant value proposition. which creates incentives for improvements in distribution efficiency.
Close collaboration with medical suppliers is crucial as they influence the decision of buyers and provide critical support during and after sales and are helpful in reducing marketing cost. Supplier management is another neglected area as cost of materials comprises a large portion of the cost of the final product.
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The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.
To gain a bird’s eye view and a better understanding of the future market equity, the cranial clamps report is segmented on the basis of design type, application, patient, specialty, end user and region. The pin fixation clamps Mayfield design dominates the market with greater than a 90% market share by volume. On the other hand, the horseshoe headrest clamps design is favored for pediatric surgery, owing to the greater safety profile of these cranial clamps.
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