Global Wound Closure Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Product (Staples, Adhesives, Sealants, Sutures, Strips, Mechanical Wound Closure Devices), By End-User (Hospitals & Clinics, Ambulatory Care Centers, Home Healthcare), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

Published:  Dec 2021 Report Code: KSI061611509 Pages: 114

The global wound closure market was valued at US$4.031 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.64% over the forecast period to reach a total market size of US$5.537 billion by 2026. 

Wound closure devices are specifically designed sutures, staples, and mechanical equipment that assist in wound closure by moving wound tissue edges closer together. They vary in design and, depending on the purpose and manufacturer, may require tension/pressure adjustment once applied to a patient or absorb into the skin. It may be used to treat chronic, traumatic, and surgical wounds, as well as skin transplants and flaps.

One of the major factors driving the growth of the wound closure devices market is the increase in the number of surgeries worldwide. The rise in demand for these devices, which help in strengthening the injured tissue and reducing tissue stress, as well as the increase in the incidence of impairments, accelerate market expansion. Furthermore, these devices are gaining popularity as they minimize the risk or danger of excessive scarring and infection, as well as the rise in the prevalence of chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, and pressure ulcers, further affecting the market. Attempts to minimize hospital stays in order to reduce surgical healthcare expenses, as well as a growing preference for goods that improve therapeutic results, are also increasing demand for improved wound care and closure devices. For instance, the Independent Diabetes Trust in the United Kingdom reported in 2019 that each year, about 115,000 people are affected by diabetic foot ulcers and 278,000 people are treated for venous leg ulcers in the United Kingdom. These ulcers take an average of 200 days to cure. ? According to the report published by National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the annual incidence of diabetic foot ulcers globally ranges from 9.1 to 26.1 million.

 Approximately 15 to 25% of people with diabetes mellitus will develop a diabetic foot ulcer in their lifetime. As the number of newly diagnosed diabetics rises year after year, so will the prevalence of diabetic foot ulcers. Similarly, in the United States and Europe, it is believed that 1 to 3% of the aging population is affected by Venous Leg Ulcer. According to an epidemiological survey conducted in Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Western Europe, 2.21 % of 99,359 CVI patients had an active or healed VLU when consulting their primary care physician for various reasons. Individual regional rates of 1.27 %, 2.87 %, 3.97 %, and 1.67 % were recorded, respectively. Therefore, the rising prevalence of chronic wounds will boost the market growth.

On the other hand, the growing demand for minimally invasive operations is likely to hamper market growth.

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The North American market is expected to hold a dominant share due to the presence of major players in the region and the rising prevalence of chronic wounds. Due to the existence of significant competitors in the area and the growing frequency of chronic wounds, the North American market is projected to maintain a leading position. Furthermore, the rising number of patients undergoing operations, as well as increased awareness regarding minimally invasive surgeries, are driving regional market expansion. 3M, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., B. Braun Melsungen AG and Medtronic are among the key competitors in the North American market. These companies are investing in R&D to create medical devices that help speed up wound closure. Over the projected period, the Asia Pacific region is expected to develop rapidly. The development of innovative medical devices that can be used to close wounds quickly and effectively will enhance regional growth.

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Growth Factors:

  • The worldwide rise in the number of operations:

Physical health problems such as acute wounds, chronic wounds, and surgical wounds all have a detrimental impact on wound healing. The prevalence of acute, chronic, and surgical wounds has risen significantly over the last decade, owing primarily to the growing global geriatric population, rising traumatic wounds, an increase in the number of surgeries, and an increase in the prevalence of conditions such as obesity and diabetes. Diabetes and obesity can increase the overall prevalence and complexity of wounds such as infections, ulcerations (leg or foot ulcers), and chronic wounds, all of which necessitate treatment (wound management) and entail expensive medical costs. Therefore, the rising prevalence of chronic wounds will boost the market growth.


  • High-cost of Advanced wound care products:

The high cost of chronic wound treatments and advanced wound care products may restrict their implementation, particularly in cost-sensitive countries such as Asia and the Rest of the World. In these countries, patients and physicians choose inexpensive wound care treatments. Despite the availability of numerous bioengineered dressings in these areas, clinicians and patients prefer traditional and basic wound care treatments due to their low cost.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Wound Closure Market:

The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on the wound care market during the first half of the forecast period. Due to nationwide lockdowns, denied wound care services, canceled or postponed elective surgeries, and increased skin injuries among COVID-19 healthcare personnel, the wound care market is anticipated to decline in the first half of the projection period. However, demand for wound care products is expected to increase significantly in the second half of the projection period.

Key Developments:

  • Smith & Nephew Plc. (UK) launched ARIA, a digital platform and application aimed to unite patient care delivery with providers across the surgical and clinical episode, in August 2020.
  • Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Sweden) launched AmnioExcel Plus Placental Allograft Membrane, its latest wound care product to assist soft tissue healing, in February 2020.
  • In February 2020, Baxter International Inc. a prominent worldwide medical products company acquired Seprafilm Adhesion Barrier and related assets from Sanofi for $350 million.
  • Swift Medical, the global leader in digital wound care, announced a $35 million Series B investment round in July 2021 to transform wound care delivery with AI.
  • Axio Biosolutions announced in February 2021 that its next-generation advanced wound-care product line, MaxioCel, has received CE Certification from Europe.
  • In May 2019, 3M Co. purchased wound-care company Acelity Inc. for $6.7 billion, its largest acquisition to date.

Global Wound Closure Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$4.031 billion
 Market size value in 2026  US$5.537 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 4.64% from 2019 to 2026
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Product, End-User, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  B. Braun Melsungen AG, Johnson & Johnson, 3M Healthcare, Integra Lifesciences,   Cardinal Health, Medtronic, DermaClip US LLC, BandGrip Inc., Stryker, Clozex   Medical Inc.
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Product
    • Staples
    • Adhesives
    • Sealants
    • Sutures
    • Strips
    • Mechanical Wound closure devices
  • By End-User
    • Hospitals & Clinics
    • Ambulatory Care Centers
    • Home Healthcare
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • France
      • Germany
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What are the growth prospects for the wound closure market?
A1. The global wound closure market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.64% during the forecast period.

Q2. What will be the wound closure market size by 2026?
A2. The wound closure market is expected to reach a market size of US$5.537 billion by 2026.

Q3. What is the size of the global wound closure market?
A3. Wound Closure Market was valued at US$4.031 billion in 2019. 

Q4. Which region holds the maximum market share in the wound closure market?
A4. The North American market is expected to hold a dominant share due to the presence of major players in the region and the rising prevalence of chronic wounds.

Q5. What factors are anticipated to drive the wound closure market growth?
A5. One of the major factors driving the wound closure market growth is the increase in the number of surgeries worldwide.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. The threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Wound Closure Market Analysis, By Product
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Staples
5.3. Adhesives
5.4. Sealants
5.5. Sutures
5.6. Strips
5.7. Mechanical Wound closure devices

6. Global Wound Closure Market Analysis, By End User 
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Hospitals & Clinics
6.3. Ambulatory Care Centers
6.4. Home Healthcare

7. Global Wound Closure Market Analysis, By Geography 
7.1.  Introduction
7.2.  North America
7.2.1. United States
7.2.2. Canada
7.2.3. Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. Brazil
7.3.2. Argentina
7.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. UK
7.4.2. France
7.4.3. Germany
7.4.4. Italy
7.4.5. Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa
7.5.1. Saudi Arabia
7.5.2. UAE
7.5.3. Others
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. Japan
7.6.2. China
7.6.3. India
7.6.4. Thailand
7.6.5. Taiwan
7.6.6. Indonesia
7.6.7. Others

8.  Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2.  Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3.  Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4.  Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles
9.1. B. Braun Melsungen AG
9.2. Johnson & Johnson
9.3. 3M Healthcare
9.4. Integra Lifesciences
9.5. Cardinal Health
9.6. Medtronic
9.7. DermaClip US LLC
9.8. BandGrip Inc.
9.9. Stryker
9.10. Clozex Medical Inc.

B. Braun Melsungen AG

Johnson & Johnson

3M Healthcare

Integra Lifesciences

Cardinal Health


DermaClip US LLC

BandGrip Inc.


Clozex Medical Inc.


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