Surgical Scissors Market – Growth, Trends, Covid-19 Impact, And Forecasts (2022-2027)

The Surgical Scissors Market is Segmented by Type (Reusable Surgical Scissors and Disposable Surgical Scissors), End User (Ambulatory Surgical Centres, Hospitals, and Others), 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 Scissors Market Size
Study Period: 2019-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Asia-Pacific
CAGR: 8.5 %

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Market Overview

The surgical scissors market is expected to witness a CAGR of around 8.5% over the forecast period, 2022-2027.

The COVID-19 epidemic has significantly impacted the market for surgical scissors. Shutdowns in several COVID-19-affected nations and an increase in the number of surgical scissor manufacturing workers becoming ill during the pandemic resulted in a shortage of supplies. Moreover, the number of surgical procedures declined during COVID-19, hampering the market growth. For instance, in June 2020, it was observed that post-lockdown daily outpatient visits were reduced to four patients/day in India, and around 77% of the professionals did not perform even a single surgical procedure. Furthermore, only urgent surgeries were allowed during the pandemic, and most cardiac procedures were canceled or postponed due to the diversion of resources toward the affected patients. Additionally, according to the British Journal of Surgery report, in May 2020, around 48,728 surgical procedures per week were canceled in India, which estimates around 585,000 surgical procedures for 12 weeks. As a result, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the surgical scissors industry.

The presence of a large aging population; the growing incidence of chronic diseases and lifestyle disorders; and technological advancement in surgical scissors are all significant factors contributing to the market's growth. For instance, according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) published Global Survey Results 2020 report, a total of 10,129,528 cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in 2020, and the top five surgical procedures included breast augmentation (1,624,281), liposuction (1,525,197), eyelid surgery (1,225,540), abdominoplasty (765,248), and rhinoplasty (852,554). In addition, there is a consistent rise in the geriatric population, which helps to boost the market's growth. For instance, according to the World Health Organization, by 2030, 1 out of every six people on the planet will be 60 years old or older. The number of people aged 60 and up is expected to rise from 1 billion in 2020 to 1.4 billion by 2050. By 2050, the global population of people aged 60 and above will get double to reach 2.1 billion. Between 2020 and 2050, the number of people aged 80 and above is expected to triple, reaching 426 million.

Additionally, technological advancements such as innovative scissors with diverse functions and durable materials, an increase in the number of surgical procedures, and increasing use of surgical scissors further drive the growth of the market studied. For instance, in August 2021, Encision Inc. introduced its AEM 2X enTouch Scissors ("2X Scissors"). The 2X Scissors brings new levels of performance and economy to the surgical scissors market by combining the best-in-class performance of Encision enTouch Disposable Scissors with the value and economy of a multi-use device.

Thus, all the aforementioned factors are expected to drive the growth of the market over the forecast period. However, the adoption of minimally invasive surgery technology is the major restraining factor for the market studied.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the report, surgical scissors are scissors specially manufactured as surgical instruments, typically used for cutting sutures, dressings, and cutting and dissecting biological tissue. Surgical scissors are usually made of surgical steel. The surgical Scissors Market is segmented by Type (Reusable Surgical Scissors, Disposable Surgical Scissors), End User (Ambulatory Surgical Centres, Hospitals, and Others), Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and 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. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Types
Reusable Surgical Scissors
Disposable Surgical Scissors
By End User
Ambulatory Surgical Centres
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

The Reusable Surgical Scissors Segment is Projected to Grow Significantly During the Forecast Period.

A reusable surgical scissor is an instrument intended for surgical use in cutting, drilling, sawing, scratching, scraping, clamping, retracting, clipping, or similar procedures without a connection to an active device and which is intended by the manufacturer to be reused after appropriate procedures.

An increase in demand for reusable surgical scissors, a rise in the number of surgical procedures, rise in demand for advanced surgical techniques, rise in adoption of cost-effective and robust surgical instruments, and the wide availability of reusable surgical scissors are the key factors that boost the growth of the segment. For instance, according to the report published in the national health library in May 2021, 5000 surgeries are performed per 100,000 people annually in India.

Furthermore, as per the research study published in June 2021, titled "German Heart Surgery Report 2020: The Annual Updated Registry of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery", a total of 92,809 operations were classified as heart surgery procedures in the classical sense, of which 29,444 were isolated coronary artery bypass grafting procedures, 35,469 were isolated heart valve procedures, and the number of isolated heart transplantations increased by 2% to 340. Thus, the increasing number of surgical procedures and the rise in demand for surgical scissors are likely to boost the segment.

Additionally, reusable scissors have the advantage of avoiding cross-contamination. Scissors are the most crucial and valuable device in a surgical toolkit. They're made of medical-grade stainless steel that's been hardened regularly. Moreover, physicians utilize surgical scissors to cut tissues on the surface or within the body during an operation.

Thus, these aforementioned factors are anticipated to drive the growth of the segment over the forecast period.

Surgical Scissors Market

North America Dominates the Market and Expected to do Same in the Forecast Period

North America is expected to dominate the overall surgical scissor instruments market throughout the forecast period. The increase in the number of surgical procedures, advanced medical facilities, the number of target populations suffering from chronic diseases and disorders, and increasing health concerns, along with the growing demand for advanced surgeries and a better healthcare structure, is a major factor driving its market growth.

Furthermore, the presence of a large number of clinics and the ease of availability of technologically advanced instruments in that region is further driving its market growth. Moreover, extensive research and technological advancement, the presence of health care organizations, an increase in surgical procedures, and improving reimbursement scenarios are likely to propel the market growth.

Additionally, according to the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, in 2020, about 600,000 women in the United States have a hysterectomy every year, about 460,000 United States residents have a cholecystectomy, and 1.3 million pregnant women seek C-section in the United States. All these procedures require surgical scissors, boosting the market growth in the country.

Thus, all the aforementioned factors are expected to boost the market in the region over the forecast period.

Surgical Scissors Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

Some of the prominent key players in the global surgical scissors market are focusing on expanding product portfolios and the deployment of customized surgical scissors as per the requirements of surgeons. Also, surgical scissors manufacturers are concentrating on collaboration with hospitals and clinics to generate collective revenue across the globe. Some of the market players are Becton, Dickinson and Company, B Braun, Arthrex, Inc., Geister Medizintechnik GmbH, Alcon Laboratories Inc., and Stryker Corporation.

Recent Development

  • In April 2022, Carl Zeiss Meditec acquired two manufacturers of surgical instruments (Kogent Surgical, LLC and Katalyst Surgical, LLC) to further strengthen its position as a solution provider.
  • In February 2022, United States Surgitech was awarded a three-year agreement with Premier, Inc. in the laparoscopic surgical instruments category, including disposable laparoscopic electrodes, as well as reusable and fully disposable laparoscopic scissors.

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 Increase in the Number of Surgical Procedure

      2. 4.2.2 Technological Advancement in Surgical Scissors

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Adoption of Minimal Invasive Surgery Technology

    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 (Market Size by Value – USD million)

    1. 5.1 By Types

      1. 5.1.1 Reusable Surgical Scissors

      2. 5.1.2 Disposable Surgical Scissors

    2. 5.2 By End User

      1. 5.2.1 Ambulatory Surgical Centres

      2. 5.2.2 Hospitals

      3. 5.2.3 Others

    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 Arthrex, Inc

      2. 6.1.2 B Braun Melsungen AG

      3. 6.1.3 Becton, Dickinson and Company

      4. 6.1.4 Geister Medizintechnik GmbH

      5. 6.1.5 Alcon Laboratories, Inc

      6. 6.1.6 Integra Lifesciences Holding Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 KLS Martin (KLS) group

      8. 6.1.8 Johnson and Johnson (Ethicon)

      9. 6.1.9 Richard Wolf GmbH

      10. 6.1.10 Scanlan International, Inc.

      11. 6.1.11 Stryker Corporation

    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 Surgical Scissors Market market is studied from 2019 - 2027.

The Global Surgical Scissors Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.5% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia-Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Arthrex Inc., B Braun Melsungen AG, Geister Medizintechnik GmbH , Alcon Laboratories Inc., Becton, Dickinson and Company are the major companies operating in Global Surgical Scissors Market.

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