Wound Care Management Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Wound Care Management market has been segmented by Product (Wound Care, and Wound Closure), Wound Type (Chronic Wound, Acute Wound), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, South America). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Wound Care Management Market Size
Study Period: 2019-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.5 %

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Market Overview

Wound Care Management Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% over the forecast period (2022-2027). The key factors propelling the wound management market include the growing demand for faster recovery of wounds, an increase in the number of surgeries, and the rising incidences of chronic diseases, such as diabetes.

The COVID-19 outbreak impacted the wound care management market and overall healthcare sector, as hospitals and healthcare services were reduced due to social distancing measures taken by governments worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic affected the global economy and greatly impacted the functioning of general hospital care for non-COVID-19 patients in hospitals globally. According to the article 'Managing the Surge: Delayed Chronic Wound Care During COVID-19,' published by the American Journal of Managed Care in September 2021, a significant percentage of patients with chronic wounds delayed preventative and emergent wound care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Such delays impacted the growth of the market studied negatively. Another article presented by UpToDate Inc., updated in June 2022, titled “COVID-19: Issues related to wound care and telehealth management,” indicated that the delivery of wound care, which should be regarded as an essential medical service, shifted during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, huge importance was placed on wound care to prevent serious wound complications by minimizing hospitalization and surgery rather than completing wound healing. The reduction in the available wound care management services during the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the market growth.

Furthermore, Diabetes is found to be the major wound-causing disease along with other chronic diseases. The incidence of chronic wounds, especially foot ulcers is increasing among the diabetic population. As per the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) report 2021, there were around 537 million people across the globe having diabetes. The same reports sugessts that the number of people with diabetes is increasing drastically every year which is contributing to the high incidence of Diabetic Ulcers. With rising ulcers, the demand for wound care management is expected to rise which will contribute to the market growth in coming years. Moreover, increasing geriatric population is also propelling the demand for wound care. For instance, as per Germany Federal Statistical Office 2020 report, there were about 83 million people in Germany of which, 16.2 million people were above 67 years of age and this number is projected to reach 21.4 million by the year 2040. As the number of the elderly population is expected to increase shortly who are more prone to chronic diseases like diabetes and this population is expected to experience diabetic foot ulcers shortly which is expected to show a positive impact on the market.​With increasing number of older population across major countries, need for wound management related to diabetes and other chronic conditions arises which is believed to propel the market growth.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the report, wound management products are majorly used to treat complex wounds. Wounds and injuries are common afflictions that affect billions of people worldwide. The products are highly resistant to environmental inhibitors and foreign particles and are used by a nurse under the physician’s orders and supervision, for many reasons. The wound care management market has been segmented by Product (Wound Care, and Wound Closure), Wound Type (Chronic Wound, Acute Wound), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, South America). The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 different countries across major regions, globally. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Product
Wound Care
Wound Care Devices
Topical Agents
Other Wound Care Products
Wound Closure
Surgical Staplers
Tissue Adhesive, Strips, Sealant, and Glue
Wound Type
Chronic Wound
Diabetic Foot Ulcer
Pressure Ulcer
Arterial and Venous Ulcer
Other Chronic Wounds
Acute Wound
Surgical Wounds
Other Acute Wounds
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Diabetic Foot Ulcer is Expected to Hold a Major Market Share

A diabetic foot ulcer commonly occurs on the sole of diabetic patients. According to the 2020 data published by the University of Michigan Health, ulcer usually affects around 15% of the diabetic population. Diabetic foot ulcers can cause hospitalization of about 6% of the affected diabetic patients. The large number of people affected by diabetes across the globe and the associated foot ulcers developed will increase the need for proper wound care management, which is expected to boost the growth of the wound care management market over the forecast period.

An article titled “Health economics of diabetic foot ulcer and recent trends to accelerate treatment,” published in the journal of Foot in February 2022, indicated that nearly 67% of leg amputations in the United States are associated with diabetes. Many cases of diabetic foot ulcers in the nation are likely to propel market growth. Several initiatives are being taken by the governments of major countries to tackle diabetic foot ulcers which are adding to the growth of the market. For instance, in July 2020, six research institutions from the North American region, funded by the National Institute of Health, launched the first-ever multicenter network to study diabetic foot ulcers, a common and burdensome complication of diabetes and the leading cause of lower-limb amputations. The Diabetic Foot Consortium (DFC) focuses on establishing the foundation for a clinical trial network to test how to improve diabetic wound healing and prevent amputations among the 27 million American adults with diabetes. The DFC is supported by the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

Thus, owing to the abovementioned factors, the segment is expected to show significant growth over the forecast period.

Diabetes Data

The United States Holds Major Share in the Market Studied

The rise in the number of chronic diseases affecting many people in the United States and the associated wounds and ulcers are expected to fuel the growth of the United States wound care management market. Chronic wounds are described as those that do not heal within eight weeks, without any signs of healing. A chronic wound usually results from poor blood circulation, a weak immune system, or a diabetic condition. The rising cases of chronic wounds and the necessity to properly manage the pain and comorbidities associated with the wounds and ulcers are expected to propel the growth of the market over the forecast period.

According to the International Diabetes Federation Diabetes Atlas Tenth edition, in 2021, around 32.2 million people in the United States had diabetes, projected to grow to 36.3 million by 2045. The rising number of diabetic cases in the nation is expected to increase the number of diabetic ulcer cases and contribute to the market growth in the United States.

As per an article titled “Expect delays: poor connections between rural and urban health systems challenge multidisciplinary care for rural Americans with diabetic foot ulcers,” published in the journal of Foot and Ankle Research in June 2020, rural Americans with diabetic foot ulcers had a 50% risk of major amputation compared to their urban counterparts. The need for proper wound care management in the rural region of the United States is expected to add to the market's growth over the forecast period. Similarly, the United States has a large population affected by chronic diseases, which are the most common causes of chronic wounds​. A March 2021 article “Human Wound and Its Burden: Updated 2020 Compendium of Estimates,” published in the journal of Advances in Wound Care, indicated that chronic wounds impact the quality of life (QoL) of nearly 2.5% of the United States population and that the wound care management has an important economic impact on the United States healthcare sector.

Therefore, the rising number of people affected by chronic wounds, ulcers, and diabetic ulcers is expected to boost the growth of the United States wound care management market over the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The Wound Care Management Market is competitive and consists of several major players. The market players are committed to developing innovative healing solutions for customers and patients across the care continuum, generating proven clinical outcomes. The companies are also showing continuous growth and are developing new and differentiated products and services, which address the evolving healthcare needs among patients, providers, and consumers. Some of the companies which are currently dominating the market are 3M Company, Braun Melsungen AG, Cardinal Health, Inc., Coloplast A/S, Johnson and Johnson, ConvaTec Group PLC, Integra Lifesciences, Molnlycke Health Care, Medtronic PLC, Paul Hartmann AG, and Smith & Nephew.

Recent Development

  • In June 2022, Smith+Nephew the global medical technology business, today announces that it is to build a new research and development and manufacturing facility for its Advanced Wound Management franchise on the outskirts of Hull, United Kingdom.
  • In April 2022, Organogenesis, a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacture, and commercialization of product solutions for the Advanced Wound Care and Surgical and Sports Medicine markets announced that the latest advanced wound care research on its PuraPly AM, Affinity, Apligraf, NuShield, Novachor and Organogenesis Physician Solutions product lines were showcased at the 2022 Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Spring Conference held in April in Phoenix, Arizona.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Incidences of Chronic Wounds, Ulcers and Diabetic Ulcers

      2. 4.2.2 Increase in Volume of Surgical Procedures Worldwide

      3. 4.2.3 Increase in Product Advancements

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Lack of Reimbursements Policies

      2. 4.3.2 High Treatment Costs

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Value in USD Million)

    1. 5.1 By Product

      1. 5.1.1 Wound Care

        1. Dressings

        2. Wound Care Devices

        3. Topical Agents

        4. Other Wound Care Products

      2. 5.1.2 Wound Closure

        1. Suture

        2. Surgical Staplers

        3. Tissue Adhesive, Strips, Sealant, and Glue

    2. 5.2 Wound Type

      1. 5.2.1 Chronic Wound

        1. Diabetic Foot Ulcer

        2. Pressure Ulcer

        3. Arterial and Venous Ulcer

        4. Other Chronic Wounds

      2. 5.2.2 Acute Wound

        1. Surgical Wounds

        2. Burns

        3. Other Acute Wounds

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 3M Company

      2. 6.1.2 B. Braun Melsungen AG

      3. 6.1.3 Cardinal Health, Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Coloplast A/S

      5. 6.1.5 ConvaTec Group PLC

      6. 6.1.6 Integra Lifesciences

      7. 6.1.7 Molnlycke Health Care

      8. 6.1.8 Medtronic PLC

      9. 6.1.9 Paul Hartmann AG

      10. 6.1.10 Smith & Nephew

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Wound Management Market market is studied from 2019 - 2027.

The Global Wound Management Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Johnson & Johnson, 3M Company, Medtronic PLC, Smith & Nephew, ConvaTec Group PLC are the major companies operating in Global Wound Management Market.

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