SOURCE: iData Research

iData Research

July 14, 2015 09:00 ET

Cranial Flap Fixation Device Market Set to Double in Value Lead by DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Biomet

By 2018, Patient-Specific Devices Will Overtake the Market for Standard Cranial Flap Fixation Devices in Value

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - July 14, 2015) - A new report suite by iData Research values the U.S. craniomaxillofacial and thoracic surgery device market at over $1.2 billion. The total cranial flap fixation market is being driven by the growing number of procedures requiring patient-specific implants. From 2014 to 2021, the patient-specific segment is projected to more than double in value.

The cranial flap fixation market in the U.S. is segmented by standard and patient-specific implant types. The majority of cranial flap fixation procedures utilize lower cost standard products. Therefore, the total market average selling price (ASP) is weighted towards the lower end. Since patient-specific implants require a patient's CT scan data in order to be made, they command a much higher cost to completing a procedure when compared to cranial flap fixation using standard implants.

"As more expensive patient-specific implants gain popularity, the total market average price will increase," explains Dr. Kamran Zamanian, CEO of iData. "Due to this price disparity between the two types of cranial flap fixation devices, competitors are motivated to develop more profitable patient-specific implants. As a result, market value is anticipated to accelerate over the forecast period."

Material trends among patient-specific cranial flap fixation procedures are reversed, as compared to those of standard implants. The plastic polymer material is significantly more popular than titanium, representing more than 80% of patient-specific procedures performed in 2014. This share is estimated to grow over the next few years. Plastic polymer materials used include PEEK (polyether ether ketone) supplied by DePuy Synthes, PMMA (poly(methyl methacrylate)) by Stryker and HTR-PEKK (hard tissue replacement -- polyetherketoneketone) from Biomet.

DePuy Synthes led the total cranial flap fixation market in 2014 with nearly 40% market share. The company offers both standard and patient-specific cranial implants, as well as implants across all three material types.

For Further Information

More on cranial flap fixation market in the U.S. can be found in the report published by iData entitled U.S. Market for Craniomaxillofacial and Thoracic Surgery Devices. This report also covers U.S. market segments for CMF plate and screw fixation, CMF bone graft substitutes, cranial flap fixation, dural repair, temporomandibular joint replacement, and thoracic surgery.

The report analyzes major companies within the space including, DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Biomet, KLS Martin, Integra LifeSciences, OsteoMed, Ethicon, Medtronic, Baxter, RTI Surgical, Aesculap, TMJ Concepts, Nexus CMF, Acute Innovations, MedXpert, Cook Medical and others.

The full report also provides a comprehensive analysis including units sold, procedure numbers, market value, forecasts, as well as detailed competitive market shares and analysis of major players' success strategies in each market and segment.

To find out more about cranial flap fixation market data or procedure data, register online or email us at for a U.S. Market for Craniomaxillofacial and Thoracic Surgery Devices report brochure and synopsis.

About Procedure Tracker

Additional procedure number data is available from iData's Procedure Tracker service, which allows subscribers to define and analyze procedure data segmented by country, region, hospital, surgery centre, and physician. A customizable dashboard sorts procedure data for further analysis and research.

About iData Research

iData Research ( is an international market research and consulting group focused on providing market intelligence for medical device and pharmaceutical companies. iData covers research in: Spinal Implants and VCF, Spinal MIS, Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair and Regeneration, Orthopedic Trauma, Large & Small Joints, Anesthesiology, Wound Management, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Ophthalmics, Endoscopy, Gynecology, Urology, and more.