Australia’s surgical sutures market to rebound in 2021, forecasts GlobalData

The Australia surgical sutures market, which witnessed a decline in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is expected to rebound in 2021 with the gradual resumption of surgical procedures, especially elective ones, forecasts GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

GlobalData’s latest report, ‘Surgical Sutures (Wound Care Management) – Global Market Analysis and Forecast Model (COVID-19 Market Impact)’, reveals that absorbable sutures segment accounted for about 90% of the Australian surgical sutures market in 2020.

Ethicon Inc. was the leading player in the Australian surgical sutures market in 2020, followed by Medtronic Plc and B. Braun Melsungen AG. Together these companies accounted for around 65% of the market in 2020.

Ayushi Pandita, Medical Devices Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Increasing number of surgical procedures driven by geriatric population, technological advancements, importance of improving patient outcomes and safer surgical recoveries are driving the demand for surgical sutures.”

Technological advancements such as the use of different kinds of synthetic materials for better tissue holding capacity and fewer risks of infection and scar tissue formation have led to the higher adoption of surgical sutures compared to other wound closure methods.

Ms Pandita concludes: “Rising awareness about the benefits of absorbable sutures with regards to the faster recovery of wounds and assuring patient safety with fewer risk of infections are expected to contribute to the surgical sutures market growth in the future.”

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