Orthopedic Prosthetics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Orthopedic Prosthetics Market is segmented by Product (Upper Extremity Prosthetics, Lower Extremity Prosthetics, Sockets, and Other Products), Technology (Conventional, Electric-powered, and Hybrid Orthopedic Prosthetics), End-User (Hospitals, Prosthetic Centers, and Other End Users), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Orthopedic Prosthetics Market Bar Graph
Study Period: 2018-2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.5 %

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Market Overview

The orthopedic prosthetics market was valued at approximately USD 2,150 million in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 2,840 million in 2026, registering a CAGR of 5.5% over the forecast period, 2021-2026.

From the initial period of the COVID-19 pandemic, the orthopedic surgeries have been delayed, which led to a decline in the consumption of prosthetics. As per the data provided by the University of Birmingham, published in the British Journal of Surgery in May 2020, about 6.3 million orthopedic surgeries were postponed or canceled worldwide due to COVID-19. However, as the activities are resuming now, a sudden upsurge in the consumption of prosthetics can be expected. Various specialties such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have written down various guidelines on the management of surgical procedures during this crisis.

Certain factors that are driving the market growth include an increasing number of trauma cases and accidental injuries, technological advancements, and the rising burden of osteosarcoma. In Japan, according to a study (Aoki M et al.) in 2019, traffic accidents were the leading cause of trauma (44%). Overall, the in-hospital mortality rate was 3.9%, and the mortality rate in the emergency department was 1.4%. In-hospital mortality rates were 5.3%, 4.7%, 3.0%, and 4.0% for individuals in the age groups of below one year, 1-5 years, 6 -10 years, and 11-15 years, respectively.​This rising burden of injuries is propelling the orthopedic prosthetics market growth.

However, the high cost of prosthetic devices is expected to hinder the market growth. According to the Bioengineering Institute Center for Neuroprosthetics, at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a basic below-the-knee prosthetic that would allow a patient to walk on flat ground costs USD 5,000-7,000, while the advanced ones can cost up to USD 20,000 or more. The high cost of the devices and lack of reimbursement policies are considered as the major restraining factors for the orthopedic prosthetics market. The other factor, which is regulatory requirements, is also restraining the growth of the orthopedic prosthetics market.

Scope of the Report

Orthopedic prosthetics are concerned with artificial limbs, bones, and joints. Orthopedic Prosthetics involves the use of artificial limbs (prostheses) to enhance the function and lifestyle of persons with limb loss, caused by trauma, disease, or other medical conditions. Lower limb prosthetics are those used for stability in standing and walking, shock absorption, running, jumping, and other athletic activities. Upper limb prosthetics include the artificial limbs that are used in reaching and grasping, specific occupational challenges such as hammering, painting, or weight lifting, and activities of daily living such as eating, writing, and dressing. The orthopedic prosthetics market is segmented by product (upper extremity prosthetics, lower extremity prosthetics, sockets, and other products), technology (conventional, electric-powered, and hybrid orthopedic prosthetics), end-user (hospitals, prosthetic centers, and other end-users), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, South America). The report offers the market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for the above segments.

By Product
Upper Extremity Prosthetics
Lower Extremity Prosthetics
Other Products
By Technology
Hybrid Orthopedic Prosthetics
By End User
Prosthetic Centers
Other End Users
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

Electric Prostheses are Expected to Hold a Significant Share Over the Forecast Period

Electric prostheses, also commonly known as myoelectric prostheses, are controlled using electric signals that are actually created by the body muscles. With the emergence of COVID-19, a major setback was observed in the demand for electric prostheses, but definite measures were taken by regulatory authorities. For instance, in March 2020, the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) issued an alert in which it was made clear that during the COVID-19 national emergency, state and local health authorities should consider orthopedic and prosthetic practices as an essential service that must remain accessible to patients in need of orthopedic and prosthetic care during the pandemic in the United States. Post-COVID-19, a significant increase in the demand for electric prostheses is likely to be observed.

Specifically, these electric-powered prosthetics work by using the user’s existing muscles in the residual limb to control the functions of the prosthetic device itself. Technological advances in electric prostheses are further expected to drive the market studied. In April 2018, a robotics company that began as a startup at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) launched the world's first medically certified 3D-printed artificial arms for amputees. In June 2020, Unlimited Tomorrow, Inc. developed a new product, "TrueLimb", an electric prosthesis based on 3D-printing technology. Hence, such innovations in electric prostheses are expected to fuel the market growth.

Furthermore, as per the data of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, in 2019, about 51.9 per 100,000 road traffic accidents in Canada and around 52.6 per 100,000 individuals traffic accidents occurred in Italy. Traffic accidents often lead to severe injuries, and therefore, are expected to support the demand for electric prosthesis. Hence, these have become a great option for those who want a natural-looking prosthesis that utilizes the existing nerves for functional use.

Number (per 100,00 individuals) of Road Accidents, by Country, 2019

North America Dominates the Market, and a Similar Market Trend is Expected Over the Forecast Period

Even though the surgical procedures associated with orthopedics have resumed, the number of cases of COVID-19 has increased. In response to this, many centers such as Fourroux Prosthetics are following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and adding safety measures while providing their services to patients. Thus, with these guidelines being followed by hospitals and other centers to provide orthopedic treatment to patients, steady market growth can be expected post-COVID-19.

The key factors driving the growth of the market in North America include the direct presence of key regional players, a strong distribution network, and a well-established healthcare infrastructure. Recent trends in the North American orthopedic prosthetics market include the use of new polymer materials and the development of prosthetic devices as per the functional needs of patients. Manufacturers are concentrating on developing lightweight yet long-lasting orthopedic prosthetics to satisfy the needs of users. In 2018, FX Solutions established a subsidiary named FX Shoulder USA Inc. to provide its unique, large, and innovative offer of shoulder implants. Hence, the introduction of novel products in the United States is expected to drive the market studied.

Orthopedic Prosthetics Market - Growth Rate by Region

Competitive Landscape

The orthopedic prosthetics market is moderately competitive and consists of several major players. Companies like Fillauer LLC, Willow Wood Global LLC, Ossur, Mobius Bionics, and Blatchford Ltd among others, hold substantial shares in the orthopedic prosthetics market. The companies are involved in strategic alliances such as acquisitions, collaborations to secure their position in a global competitive market.

Recent Developments

  • In November 2020, Open Bionics introduced the developed version of its existing product, Hero Arm. The metal gear solid prosthetic/bionic version was made with the aim of providing prosthetics at affordable prices.
  • In February 2020, In2Bones Global Inc. introduced the ''Avenger Radial Head Prosthesis System'' in the United States market. This product is used for primary and revision joint replacement of the radial head.

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 Number of Trauma Cases and Accidental Injuries

      2. 4.2.2 Technological Advancements

      3. 4.2.3 Rising Prevalence of Osteosarcoma

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Lack of Proper Reimbursement Policies

      2. 4.3.2 High Cost of Prosthetic Devices

    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


    1. 5.1 By Product

      1. 5.1.1 Upper Extremity Prosthetics

      2. 5.1.2 Lower Extremity Prosthetics

      3. 5.1.3 Sockets

      4. 5.1.4 Other Products

    2. 5.2 By Technology

      1. 5.2.1 Conventional

      2. 5.2.2 Electric-powered

      3. 5.2.3 Hybrid Orthopedic Prosthetics

    3. 5.3 By End User

      1. 5.3.1 Hospitals

      2. 5.3.2 Prosthetic Centers

      3. 5.3.3 Other End Users

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.4.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Blatchford Ltd

      2. 6.1.2 Bock Healthcare GmbH

      3. 6.1.3 Fillauer LLC

      4. 6.1.4 Willow Wood Global LLC

      5. 6.1.5 Shadow Robot Company

      6. 6.1.6 Steeper Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Mobius Bionics

      8. 6.1.8 Synergy Prosthetics

      9. 6.1.9 Human Technology Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 United Prosthetics

      11. 6.1.11 Coapt LLC

      12. 6.1.12 Protunix

      13. 6.1.13 Ossur

      14. 6.1.14 Ortho Europe

      15. 6.1.15 Ottobock Inc.

    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 Orthopedic Prosthetics Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Global Orthopedic Prosthetics Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.5% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Blatchford Ltd, Fillauer LLC, Willow Wood Global LLC, Ossur, Mobius Bionics are the major companies operating in Global Orthopedic Prosthetics Market.

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