Surgical Instrument Tracking Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Surgical Instrument Tracking Market is segmented by Technology (Barcodes and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)), Component (Software, Hardware, and Services), End User (Hospitals and Other End Users), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America).

Market Snapshot

Surgical Instrument Tracking Market
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 15.2 %

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Market Overview

Growing number of surgical procedures, due to the sports injuries, accidents, and cardiac surgeries, owing to the high prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and other chronic conditions, where the surgery is mandatorily suggested, is the major factor that is driving the surgical instrument tracking market.

According to the European Union Statistics, during 2016-2017, in Germany, hip replacement surgery was performed for 304 times per 100,000 individuals. In Austria and Finland, it was around 273 and 265 per 100,000 individuals, respectively.

Furthermore, increasing the adoption of surgical instrument tracking products by hospitals is another major factor in driving the market growth. Finding medical devices and inventory management during work cycle, including surgery, post-surgery, storage, and sterilization procedures, are some of the major problems faced by the hospitals. Hence, they are adopting innovative technologies to track this equipment and systems, which, in turn, is expected to drive the market.

Additionally, implementation of unique device identification (UDI) regulations by the growing geriatric population, coupled with an increasing number of chronic diseases, and growing technological advancements are driving the demand for surgical instrument tracking.

However, the high cost associated with the implementation of the surgical instrument tracking systems may hamper the growth of the surgical instrument tracking market.

Scope of the Report

The surgical instrument tracking is a system that assists healthcare professionals to gain access to surgical equipment and instruments and leads to reliable and time-saving procedures. This system helps to enhance resource and tool governance, in order to decrease the need for instant steam sterilization.

By Technology
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)
By Component
By End User
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

RFID Holds a Significant Market Share in Surgical Instrument Tracking Market

  • RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is significantly used in managing hospital assets, which include medical equipment, surgical equipment, data charts, etc., and becomes tedious, especially during emergencies.
  • One of the reasons that RFID is expanding considerably in healthcare is the sheer number of applications that can benefit. In hospitals that have been outfitted with the technology, RFID is present in many forms, from the tracking of surgical tools to tracking patients.
  • Major hospitals, like the Mayo Clinic’s Saint Mary’s Hospital in Minnesota and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, have deployed RFID to track equipment, surgical instruments, and staff members.
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North America Dominates Global Surgical Instrument Tracking Market

  • USFDA has proposed the unique device identification (UDI) system, to adequately identify medical devices sold in the United States, from manufacturing through distribution to patient use. It is the major factor that is driving the market in the North American region.
  • Additionally, the presence of well-established market players, rapid adoption of advanced technology and products, and a growing number of surgical procedures are expected to propel the overall growth of the market, over the forecast period.
  • According to the Journal of Infectious Disease Adviser, approximately 27 million surgical procedures are performed in the United States, annually.
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Competitive Landscape

The surgical instrument tracking market is very competitive, with most of the players competing to increase their market shares. Strong competition and rapid technological advancements are key factors that confront the market. Key players in the market are Becton, Dickinson and Company, BESCO, Censis Technologies Inc., Key Surgical Inc., Steris PLC, and Syrma Technology, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 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 Growing Incidence of Retained Surgical Instrument Cases

      3. 4.2.3 Mandatory Regulation by FDA for Unique Device Identification

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost Associated with Implementation of Surgical Instrument Tracking System

      2. 4.3.2 Lack of Skilled Professionals and Technological Advancements

    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 Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Barcodes

      2. 5.1.2 RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)

    2. 5.2 By Component

      1. 5.2.1 Software

      2. 5.2.2 Hardware

      3. 5.2.3 Services

    3. 5.3 By End User

      1. 5.3.1 Hospitals

      2. 5.3.2 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 Becton, Dickinson and Company

      2. 6.1.2 BESCO

      3. 6.1.3 Censis Technologies Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 NuTrace

      5. 6.1.5 Key Surgical Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 Keir Surgical Ltd

      7. 6.1.7 ScanCARE Pty Ltd

      8. 6.1.8 Spa Track Medical Limited

      9. 6.1.9 Steris PLC

      10. 6.1.10 Syrma Technology

    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 Surgical Instrument Tracking Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Surgical Instrument Tracking Market is growing at a CAGR of 15.2% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Censis Technologies Inc., Syrma Technology, Key Surgical Inc., Keir Surgical Ltd, Steris PLC are the major companies operating in Surgical Instrument Tracking Market.

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