The global rotator cuff injury treatment market valued USD 1,098.4 million in 2022, from where it is set to reach USD 1,633.5 million by 2030, at a 5.1% CAGR between 2022 and 2030. This will be majorly because of an increasing number of people gaining access to sporting facilities. In turn, the rising engagement in sports leads to the surging incidence of shoulder injuries.
Sports and physical activities can cause high physical stress on the shoulder, leading to rotator cuff tendonitis, which causes pain and weakness in the shoulder, thus limiting the movement of the arm. Athletes engaged in sports such as baseball, handball, tennis, and volleyball regularly fall on their shoulders. Additionally, with the increasing number of vehicles on the road, the frequency of traffic accidents is rising, many of which result in injury to the rotator cuff.
Additionally, the advancements in arthroscopic surgery devices and increasing osteoarthritis incidence in the older population are driving the growth of the market. Moreover, sportspersons are looking for cutting-edge arthroscopic treatments, as their strenuous physical activity puts stress on their shoulders. This leads to rotator cuff tendonitis, which causes pain and weakness in the shoulder, thus making it difficult to move the arms.
Rising in the incidence of sports injuries leads to the expansion of rotator cuff treatment market, people and the governments are more focusing towards the sports. According to National Safety Council (NSC), in 2021, sports accounted for approximately 6.5 lakhs injuries.
Specialty clinics accounted for the majority of the revenue, holding around 45% share, in 2022, and they are expected to maintain their dominance in the coming years. This is because the majority of the specialists have their clinics as well. Moreover, specialist clinics often have lower consultation and treatment charges than full-fledged hospitals.
The footfall of patients with rotator cuff injuries at specialty rehabilitation centers will also grow significantly. Lately, the interest in physiotherapy and exercise as effective ways to treat partial- and full-thickness rotator cuff tears has risen, as such methods help alleviate weakness and functional deficiencies. Recent studies have shown that those who undergo physiotherapy report high satisfaction, due to improved function and the mitigation of the need for surgery.
Most rehabilitation facilities conduct exercise conditioning programs to enable patients to resume their daily routines and lead healthier and more-active lives. Many specialty rehabilitation facilities also offer general conditioning, which present opportunities to empower patients and enhance self-care.
Furthermore, the increasing cases of injuries to the rotator cuff of sportspersons, and the advancements in arthroscopic surgery devices are likely to increase the demand for shoulder arthroscopies.
Geographically, the APAC region is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period. This is due to the significant growth in its geriatric population and count of people with orthopedic diseases, increase in the demand for orthopedic braces equipment in the regional developing countries, easy availability of a range of devices and drugs for treating rotator cuff injuries, and increase in the count of the government initiatives to inculcate a habit of sports.
Besides, the Indian government is building new sports and healthcare infrastructure, encouraging people to take up sports for a healthy lifestyle, and implementing positive reimbursement policies for the treatment of sports-related injuries.
Some of the major market players are GlaxoSmithKline plc, Johnson & Johnson, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Sanofi, AstraZeneca plc, Smith & Nephew plc, Integra LifeSciences Holding Corporation, CONMED Corporation, Arthrex Inc., and 3S ORTHO.