Surgical Sutures Market to Reach $4.7 billion by 2023

  • Published: September 2017

Surgical Sutures Market to Reach $4.7 billion by 2023, according to P&S Intelligence

Global surgical sutures market was worth $ 3,589.6 million in 2016

According to the study, the global surgical sutures market is likely to grow from $3.5 billion in 2016 to $4.7 billion by 2023. Treatment of chronic diseases such as cancer, hepatitis, COPD, cardiovascular diseases and other viral diseases such as HIV often require complex surgeries thus, involving suturing. These diseases are persistent and have long-lasting effects on a patient’s health. Therefore, the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases is also a key factor driving the surgical sutures market.

Access Detailed Overview on "Surgical Sutures Market by Product (Sutures, Automated Suturing Devices), by Application (Cardiovascular Surgeries, General Surgeries, Gynecological Surgeries, Orthopedic Surgeries, Ophthalmic Surgeries) by End User (Hospitals,), by Geography (U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa), Global Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast, 2013-2023” at:

It has been observed that, hospitals are the major end user of the surgical sutures. Different shapes, sizes and types of sutures are used in hospitals for performing different surgeries. Due to increase in expenditure on healthcare by public and private sources, the number of hospitals are also increasing. According to American Health Association, the total number of all U.S. registered hospitals were 5,564, number of rural community hospitals was 1,829, and the number of urban community hospitals was 3,033, in 2015. As per the data of the Government of India, the number of government hospitals was 35,416, in 2013. According to the report on Australia’s hospital (2014-15) by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, in 2014, a total number of 1,322 hospitals were present in Australia.

The increasing number of hospitals implies that the patient volume is increasing which leads to more number of surgeries. Therefore, the increase in the number of hospitals is expected to positively impact the growth of the global market.

Insights on market segments

As per the findings of the research, among the different product categories, sutures contributed larger share in the surgical sutures market, in 2016, due to minimal innovation in the surgical sutures market during that period. The automated suturing devices are expected to witness faster growth during the forecast period as it saves time and require less work.

Based on application, general surgeries held the largest share of the market in 2016, owing to the increasing aesthetic surgeries, breast surgeries, surgical oncology, and pediatric surgery procedures.

Hospitals were the largest end user of the surgical sutures in 2016, mainly due to the presence of large number of patient base in the hospitals for the treatment of various diseases.

North America stands as the largest surgical sutures market

Globally, North America held the largest share of the surgical sutures market, and the region is also expected to retain its position during the forecast period, with the U.S. being the larger contributor to the regional market, as compared to Canada. Growth in the North American surgical sutures market is mainly driven by the increasing aging population, rising road accidents, increasing prevalence of diabetes and obesity, and surging burn cases in the region.

Europe is the second largest market for surgical sutures, after North America. Germany has been the largest contributor to the European surgical sutures market, historically, followed by the U.K. and France. The European market is projected to grow on account of increasing aging population, rising prevalence of diabetes, and obesity in the region.

The surgical sutures market is expected to witness the fastest growth in Asia-Pacific during the forecast period. Increase in the aging population, increasing prevalence of diabetes, and surge in the number of burn cases in the region are some of the factors driving the Asia-Pacific market.

Growing popularity of cosmetic surgeries: A key opportunity in the market

Cosmetic surgeries are achieving popularity due to increasing consumer awareness and technological advancement in surgical procedures. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Americans spent more than $15 billion on surgical as well as non-surgical cosmetic surgeries, in 2016. Of the total procedures, surgical procedures accounted for 56% and non-surgical procedures accounted for 44%. According to International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the total number of surgical cosmetic procedures performed, was 9,641,253, in 2015, globally.

People have become more appearance conscious and tend to opt for cosmetic surgeries more often. These surgeries require different and specialized sutures for the wound closing process. Therefore, the increasing inclination towards cosmetic surgery is a key growth opportunity for the players operating in the surgical sutures market.

Key players in the market are entering into partnership to offer advanced surgical sutures in new geographies.

Key players in the market are entering into partnership to offer advanced surgical sutures. For instance, in March 2017, Medtronic PLC partnered with the Atlas General Hospital to bring advanced surgical technologies and treatment options to Serbia. Both the entities in partnership are expected to contribute to the improvement of treatment experiences of thousands of spine patients at the Atlas General Hospital. Medtronic PLC also agreed to bring innovative spine and minimally invasive technologies, and identify ways to reduce cost and manage operating rooms.

Some of the other key players operating in the surgical sutures industry include DemeTECH Corporation, Sutures India Pvt. Ltd., Zipline Medical, Inc., Peters Surgical, EndoEvolution, LLC, Johnson & Johnson, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Boston Scientific Corporation, and Smith & Nephew PLC.


By Product

  • Sutures
    • Absorbable sutures
      • Natural sutures
      • Synthetic sutures
        • Polyglactin 910 sutures
        • Poliglecaprone 25 sutures
        • Polydioxanone sutures
        • Polyglycolic acid sutures
        • Other synthetic sutures
    • Non-absorbable sutures
      • Nylon sutures
      • Prolene sutures
      • Stainless steel sutures
      • Other non-absorbable sutures
    • Automated suturing devices
      • Disposable
      • Reusable

By Application

  • Cardiovascular surgeries
  • General surgeries
  • Gynaecological surgeries
  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Ophthalmic surgeries
  • Others

By End User

  • Hospitals
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle-East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa