Wound Dressing Market to Reach $17.3 Billion by 2023

  • Published: June 2018

Global wound dressing market size is expected to reach $17.3 billion by 2023, according to P&S Intelligence.

The market is mainly driven by increasing volume of surgeries; rising number of road accidents; surge in number of burn cases; growing incidence of chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcer, pressure ulcer, and venous ulcer; and rising prevalence of diabetes.

Insights into market segments

Advanced wound dressings and traditional wound dressings are the two types of wound dressings available in the market. Between these, the demand for advanced wound dressings is expected to witness higher growth, at a CAGR of 8.0%, during the forecast period. This is because advanced wound dressings have better efficacy than traditional wound dressings such as bandage, gauze, sponge, abdominal pad in wound healing.

Among the various advanced wound dressings, the market for superabsorbent wound dressings is expected to witness the fastest growth, with a CAGR of 10.5%, during the forecast period, mainly driven by the superior healing property of these products.

Based on application, the wound dressing market is categorized into surgical wounds, ulcers, and burns. Of these, the fastest growth during the forecast period is expected from the surgical wounds category, owing to the increasing volume of surgeries performed and increasing number of ambulatory surgical centers, globally.

Browse report overview with detailed TOC on "Wound Dressing Market by Type (Advanced [Foams, Hydrocolloids, Films, Alginates, Hydrogels, Collagen, Hydrofiber, Wound Contact Layers, Superabsorbent], Traditional [Bandages, Gauzes, Sponges, Abdominal Pads]), by Application (Surgical Wounds, Ulcers [Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers, Venous Ulcers], Burns), by End User (Inpatient Facilities, Outpatient Facilities), by Geography (U.S., Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Brazil, South Africa) – Global Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast, 2013–2023" at:

North America sealed the largest share in the global wound dressing market

Globally, North America accounted for the largest share of the wound dressing market, with 40.5% share in 2017. This is attributable to increasing geriatric population, rising number of road accidents, growing number of diabetes and obesity cases, and increase in burn cases in the region.

Road accidents are responsible for the formation of severe wounds and their incidence is increasing, which is fueling the demand of wound dressing products. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety data, which was collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 37,461 lives were lost on the U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6% from 2015. As a result, the demand for wound dressing is expected to increase in this region.

Additionally, the growing prevalence of diabetes and burn incidences is further fueling the demand for the wound dressing products in the region. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans – 9.4% of the U.S. population had diabetes and another 84.1 million had prediabetes, a condition that if not treated, often leads to type 2 diabetes within five years. Diabetes hampers the normal physiological functions in the body, thus leading to delayed wound healing and development of diabetic foot ulcers. Therefore, increasing diabetes prevalence is expected to fuel the demand for wound dressings in the region.

Key players are launching advanced wound dressing products to increase their market share

The key players operating in the wound dressing industry are launching various advanced wound dressing products in order to strengthen their position in the advanced wound dressing market. For instance, in 2017, ConvaTec Group Plc launched AQUACEL, a surgical dressing for reducing surgical site infection. It has a thin adhesive layer, to aid conformability for specific types of surgical wounds such as cesarean section and lumbar spine surgery, and also provides antimicrobial protection.

Some of the other key players operating in the wound dressing market are 3M Company, Medtronic plc, Smith & Nephew plc, Hollister Incorporated, Integra Lifesciences Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, DeRoyal Industries Inc., Mölnlycke Health Care AB and DermaRite Industries LLC.


Market Segmentation by Type

  • Advanced
    • Foams
    • Hydrocolloids
    • Films
    • Alginates
    • Hydrogels
    • Collagen
    • Hydrofiber
    • Wound contact layers
    • Superabsorbent
  • Traditional
    • Bandages
    • Gauzes
    • Sponges
    • Abdominal pads
    • Others

Market Segmentation by Application

  • Surgical Wounds
  • Ulcers
    • Diabetic foot ulcers
    • Pressure ulcers
    • Venous ulcers
  • Burns

Market Segmentation by End User

  • Inpatient Facilities
  • Outpatient Facilities

Market Segmentation by Geography

  • North America Wound Dressing Market
    • By type
    • By application
    • By end user
    • By country – U.S. and Canada
  • Europe Wound Dressing Market
    • By type
    • By application
    • By end user
    • By country – Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain and Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC) Wound Dressing Market
    • By type
    • By application
    • By end user
    • By country – Japan, China, India, and Rest of APAC
  • Latin America (LATAM) Wound Dressing Market
    • By type
    • By application
    • By end user
    • By country – Brazil, and Rest of LATAM
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA) Wound Dressing Market
    • By type
    • By application
    • By end user
    • By country – South Africa, and Rest of MEA