Surgical Blades Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Surgical Blades market is segmented by Product (Stainless Blade, High-grade Carbon Blade), Type (Sterile, Non-Sterile), by End-User (Hospitals and Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Others), and Geography(North America, Europe, Asia-pacific, middle east and Africa, and South America). The report offers the value (in USD Million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Surgical Blades market Overview
Study Period: 2019-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.3 %

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Market Overview

The Surgical Blades market studied is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of nearly 4.3%, during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 had a temporary negative impact on the market as the sudden onset of the pandemic resulted in canceling of many surgeries. For instance, according to the World Economic Forum in 2020, 38% of global cancer surgery has been postponed or canceled. However, During the post-pandemic period, the postponed surgeries resumed which boosted the growth of the market.

Certain factors that are driving the market growth include an increasing number of surgeries and rising healthcare expenditure. According to the article named 'Trauma of major surgery' published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in 2020, Globally, a staggering 310 million major surgeries are performed each year.

As far as surgeries are concerned, the geriatric population holds the major share for all surgeries performed. There has been a notable increase in consumption of both hospital and physician services by the elderly on a population-adjusted basis. Several factors may potentially explain the rapid rise of services obtained by the elderly as hospital inpatients: changes in demographic composition; an increased physician-to-population ratio; technological changes; increased post-discharge complications as a consequence of, for example, decreased length-of-stay; and changes in insurance coverage. According to the article named 'incidence and cumulative risk of major surgery in older persons in the United States in 2020, in the United States Nearly 9 major surgeries were performed annually for every 100 older persons and more than 1 in 7 Medicare beneficiaries underwent a major surgery over 5 years, representing nearly 5 million unique older people. Also, the increasing launches by the manufacturers inorder to meet the growing demand for the innovative products is also expected to drive the growth of the market. For instance, in October, 2020 Entrepic Medical announced the launch of planatome technology. This technology produces a radically unique, patient-focused surgical blade with an ultra-smooth, precise and consistent cutting surface that dramatically minimizes surgically- induced tissue trauma. Such factors potentially drive the demand for the adoption of surgical instruments such as blades, across the world.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the report, surgical blades, or scalpels, are used for cutting skin and tissue during surgical procedures. Surgical blades vary by size and shape. These are typically made with stainless steel or carbon steel. The Surgical Blades Market is segmented by Product(Stainless Blade and High-grade Carbon Blade), By Type ( Sterile and Non-Sterile), By End User (Hospitals and Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers and Others) and Geography ( North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and South America). The Market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends of 17 countries across major regions globally. The report offers values in ( in USD million) for the above segments.

By Product
Stainless Blade
High-grade Carbon Blade
By Type
By End-User
Hospitals and Clinics
Ambulatory Surgical Centers
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

Stainless Blades segment is expected to hold a Significant Share in the Global Surgical Blades Market

Surgical Blades can be manufactured from either Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel. A marginally softer stainless blade tends to be more flexible however this can arguably lead to quicker edge deterioration during use.

Surgical blades are essentially used for making skin incisions, tissue dissections, and a variety of surgical approaches With these benefits, they are extensively used in the surgeries performed to treat chronic disorders, such as cesarean sections, appendicitis, and, others. According to World Health Organization (WHO) in 2021, Caesarean section use continues to rise globally now accounting for more than 1 in 5 (21%) of all childbirths. If this trend continues, by 2030 the highest rates are likely to be in Eastern Asia(63%), Latin America and the Caribbean (54%), Western Asia (50%), Northern Africa (48%), Southern Europe (47%) and Australia and Newzealand (45%). 

However, the stainless blade has better anti-corrosion properties which makes it a more suitable blade for a disposable scalpel given the way it is packaged and typically used in more uncontrolled environments or for procedures that use copious amounts of saline solution which would cause an immediate rusting action when contacting the surface of a carbon blade.

The COVID-19 had a temporary negative impact on the market as many of the pre-planned surgeries were postponed or canceled. As per the study title" Elective surgery cancellations due to COVID-19 pandemic" in 2020, it is estimated 28 million operations were canceled or postponed during the peak 12 weeks of disruption due to COVID-19. However, This is a short-term period effect, as the postponed surgeries are resumed in the post-pandemic period. 

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North America is Expected to Hold a Significant Share in the Market and Expected to do Same in the Forecast Period.

North America is expected to dominate the overall market, throughout the forecast period. In the North American region, the United States holds the largest market share which is due to better regulations of surgical devices and growing awareness among the population to approach surgeries in case of injuries and chronic disease problems.

According to the study title 'Trauma of major surgery' published in 2020, there were about 50 million surgeries were performed in the United States. The rising prevalence of cardiovascular disorders and obesity rates is attributed to the growth of the market in this region. As per the 'Cardiac Bypass surgeries' Article published by the University of Alabama in 2021, Nearly 350,000 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgeries are done each year in the United States.

The increasing injuries due to vehicle crashes in the United States resulted in the increasing usage of Surgical blades which further boosts the growth of the market. According to the data published in 2022, by Association for Safe International Road Travel(ASIRT), annually 4.4 million are injured seriously enough to require medical attention in the United States.

Additionally, the presence of key market players in this region is also a contributing factor for the growth of the market .These companies have well-established direct channel collaboration with hospitals and clinics to serve the studied market as well.

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Competitive Landscape

The Global Surgical Blades market is competitive and consists of a number of major players. Companies like Aspen Surgical, B. Braun Medical, Inc Beye LLC, Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC, Kai Industries Co., Ltd., MYCO Medical, PL Medical Co., LLC., Swann-Morton Limited, VOGT Medical, Entrepix Medical among others, hold a substantial market share in the market.

Recent Development

In June 2021, Aspen Surgical Products announced the acquisition of Stork, a division of Briggs. This acquisition is done to extend the company's product line in sterile disposable products.

In June 2021, Steris Plc today announced that they have completed the acquisition of Cantel Medical, a global provider of infection prevention products and services to endoscopy, dental dialysis, and life science customers.

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 Surgeries

      2. 4.2.2 Rising Healthcare Expenditure

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Lack Of Skilled Professionals

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force 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 Stainless Blade

      2. 5.1.2 High-grade Carbon Blade

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 Sterile

      2. 5.2.2 Non-Sterile

    3. 5.3 By End-User

      1. 5.3.1 Hospitals and Clinics

      2. 5.3.2 Ambulatory Surgical Centers

      3. 5.3.3 Others

    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 Aspen Surgical

      2. 6.1.2 B. Braun Medical , Inc

      3. 6.1.3 Beye LLC

      4. 6.1.4 Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC

      5. 6.1.5 Kai Industries Co., Ltd.

      6. 6.1.6 MYCO Medical

      7. 6.1.7 PL Medical Co., LLC.

      8. 6.1.8 Swann-Morton Limited

      9. 6.1.9 VOGT Medical

      10. 6.1.10 Entrepix Medical

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Surgical Blades Market market is studied from 2019 - 2027.

The Global Surgical Blades Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.3% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Swann-Morton Limited , Aspen Surgical , PL Medical Co., LLC. , VOGT Medical , Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC are the major companies operating in Global Surgical Blades Market.

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