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

The Upper Limb Prosthetics market is segmented by Device Type (Body Powered, Passive, Hybrid, and Myoelectric), Component, End-User, and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.9 %

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Market Overview

The upper limb prosthetics market studied is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of nearly 5.5%, during the forecast period. Certain factors that are driving the market growth include an increasing number of serious injuries and a rise in the number of amputations and technological advancements.

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, around 8.7 million sports and recreation injuries were reported in 2018 in the United States. Out of these, 72% were injuries related to lower and upper extremities. The injuries are increasing at a rapid rate and are a major factor for the growth of the upper limb prosthetics market.

Increasing incidence of osteosarcoma is also increasing the demand for prosthetics and orthotics products. A report published by the National Cancer Institute estimated around 3,450 new cases of bone and joint cancer in 2018, resulting in 1,590 deaths globally. Children with Cancer United Kingdom, a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), reported that osteosarcoma is the most common bone tumor in children, and every year around 30 new children are diagnosed with the disease in the United Kingdom as of 2018.

However, the high cost of the devices and lack of reimbursement policies are considered as the major restraining factors for the upper limb prosthetics market.

Scope of the Report

A prosthesis refers to an artificial device that substitutes for a missing part of the body. Upper limb prosthetics can be applied anywhere from the shoulder joint through the fingers, including the fingers, the hand, the wrist, the forearm, the elbow, the upper arm, and the shoulder.

By Device Type
Body Powered
By Component
Prosthetic Elbow
Prosthetic Wrist
Prosthetic Arm
Prosthetic Shoulder
By End-User
Prosthetic Clinics
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

Myoelectric is Expected to Hold Significant Share in the Global Upper Limb Prosthetics Market

Electric prostheses, also commonly known as myoelectric prostheses, are controlled using electric signals which are actually created by the body muscles. Specifically, these electric-powered prosthetics work by using the user’s existing muscles in the residual limb in order to control the functions of the prosthetic device itself. A sensor present within the device is able to obtain electrical signals from these muscles. Then it translates those signals into movements and executes the demands properly. Hence, these have become a great option for those who want a natural-looking prosthesis that utilizes existing nerves for functional use. There are severe issues associated with traumatic cases which include amputation the loss of a body part, usually a finger, toe, arm, or leg, occurs as the result of an accident or injury, hence the high incidence of various types of injuries is expected to drive the demand for such prosthetics, across the globe.

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North America is Expected to Dominate the Global Upper Limb Prosthetics Market

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 upper limb prosthetics market include the use of new polymer material and the development of prosthetic devices as per the functional need of patients. Manufacturers are concentrating on developing lightweight, yet highly long-lasting orthopedic prosthetics to satisfy the needs of the users. These factors boost the market in the North American countries.

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Competitive Landscape

The global Upper Limb Prosthetics market is competitive and consists of a few major players. Companies like Blatchford Limited (Endolite India Ltd), Fillauer LLC, Ortho Europe, Ossur, Ottobock SE & Co. KgaA, Steeper Inc., Protunix, WillowWood Global LLC, among others, hold the substantial market share in the market.

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 Serious Injuries and Rise in Number of Amputations

      2. 4.2.2 Technological Advancements

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Prices of Prosthetics

      2. 4.3.2 Lack of Awareness in Developing Regions

    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 Device Type

      1. 5.1.1 Body Powered

      2. 5.1.2 Passive

      3. 5.1.3 Hybrid

      4. 5.1.4 Myoelectric

    2. 5.2 By Component

      1. 5.2.1 Prosthetic Elbow

      2. 5.2.2 Prosthetic Wrist

      3. 5.2.3 Prosthetic Arm

      4. 5.2.4 Prosthetic Shoulder

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 By End-User

      1. 5.3.1 Hospitals

      2. 5.3.2 Prosthetic Clinics

      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 Limited (Endolite India Ltd)

      2. 6.1.2 Fillauer LLC

      3. 6.1.3 Ortho Europe

      4. 6.1.4 Ossur

      5. 6.1.5 Ottobock SE & Co. KgaA

      6. 6.1.6 Steeper, Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Protunix

      8. 6.1.8 WillowWood Global, LLC

      9. 6.1.9 COAPT LLC

      10. 6.1.10 Open Bionics Ltd

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Upper Limb Prosthetics Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Upper Limb Prosthetics Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.9% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Össur , Fillauer LLC. , Steeper Inc. , Ottobock SE & Co. KgaA, Ortho Europe are the major companies operating in Upper Limb Prosthetics Market.

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