Laparotomy Sponges Market Size is anticipated to increase considerably from 2022 to 2028, given the myriad benefits of laparotomy surgery, including reliability, safety, and ease of performance. In addition, the rising incidence of colonic volvulus and other gastrointestinal disorders among adults will also proliferate the need for surgery and in turn, boost the demand for laparotomy surgical sponges. Laparotomy refers to a surgical procedure that involves a large incision in the abdomen to examine and aid the diagnosis of problems associated with abdominal organs. Laparotomy sponges are designed for use inside the body or for application to internal structure or organs to absorb fluid, control bleeding, protect organs from drying, contamination, and abrasion.
Global burden of abdominal disorders such as appendicitis and colon cancer is among the prominent trends characterizing laparotomy sponges market expansion through 2028. According to the American Cancer Society’s data, colorectal cancer has emerged as the third leading cause of death caused by cancer, with over 52,980 deaths likely to be recorded in 2021. This escalating disease prevalence will stimulate the need for sterile laparotomy sponges in surgeries to remove colon tumors. However, the high acceptance of minimally invasive surgeries and the increased knowledge about the benefits of alternative procedures like laparoscopic surgery, such as faster recovery and reduced pain, may hamper the industry share to a certain extent.
Surgical centers are projected to emerge as a major end-use segment in the laparotomy sponges market by 2028. This can be credited to the increasing adoption of outpatient surgical procedures to treat digestive disorders like hemorrhoids, which are affecting millions of Americans every year. As per Definitive Healthcare’s data, a 23.6% increase in patients receiving surgical intervention has been witnessed at the ambulatory surgical centers. This trend could generate opportunities for the overall laparotomy sponges business to grow exponentially during the forecast period.
The Europe laparotomy sponges market is slated to depict a strong growth rate through 2028. The regional growth will be fueled by the rising prevalence of liver cirrhosis in the UK and the potential increase in the utilization of surgical lap sponges for the protection of wounds during surgery. The growing number of women infected with ovarian cancer in the country will also impel product demand in the region, as exploratory laparotomy surgical procedure is typically recommended for this form of cancer.
The competitive landscape of the global industry consists of companies such as Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Kendall Healthcare, Patterson Companies, DeRoyal Industries, Haldor Advanced Technologies, DUKAL Corporation, Medical Action Industries Inc. (Owens & Minor), Dynarex, McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc., Medtronic, Stryker, Allcare Inc., AdvaCare Pharma, Texpol, Jorgensen Laboratories Inc., Cardinal Health, and Derma Sciences Inc. (Integra LifeSciences), among others. These firms are implementing varied strategies like new product launches, mergers, and acquisitions to expand their presence across the competitive market.
The novel coronavirus outbreak has posed a severe disruption on several non-COVID-related healthcare operations, affecting access to cancer surgical procedures, especially during the early months. In 2020, there was an overall reduction in pancreatic resections being performed, which may have created an indirect impact on the deployment of laparotomy surgery and the industry over the past months. However, the rising awareness about the impact of the virus on the digestive tract may aid the industry recovery. According to WebMD’s data, 53% of the patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 have gastrointestinal issues, which could amplify the requirement of the product during laparotomy procedures in the coming years.
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