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Aging Baby Boomer Population Presents Considerable Growth Potential for European Orthopaedic Implant Market


Changing demographics are driving Europe's orthopaedic implant market. As Europe's population ages rapidly, a number of age-related conditions, including orthopaedic problems, will underpin an increase in the number of implant surgeries. This will augment growth rates in the European orthopaedic implants market.

Frost & Sullivan finds that the European Orthopaedic Implants Market earned revenues of $2.50 billion in 2005.

"In conjunction with the region's population aging, the number of arthritis problems are increasing, leading to enhanced demand for orthopaedic implants," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Harini Subramani. "Moreover, sports-related injuries among the younger population group are acting as a major driver in market expansion."

At present, reimbursement and cost pressures pose the biggest challenges to market growth. Healthcare budgetary constraints are affecting the manufacturers and creating a tense market situation.

"Across Europe, there is a downward pressure to cut costs," explains Ms. Subramani. "But given the fixed costs of manufacturing implants, it is difficult to do so. Over time though, cost pressures are expected to dissipate and the market will reach a more stable position. "

To expand their market share and enhance the efficiency of their production line, manufacturers should enter into collaborations with other market participants. The outcome in terms of improved product offerings will, moreover, promote goodwill among patients and hospitals.

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