Surgical Sutures Market

Surgical Sutures Market: Industry Trends and Global Forecasts to 2035 - Distribution by Product Type (Absorbable and Non-Absorbable), by Material (Natural, Polypropylene, Stainless Steel, Others), by Coating (Non-Coated, Antimicrobial and Others), by Filament Type (Monofilament and Multifilament), by Applications (Ophthalmic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurological Surgery and Other Applications), End Users (Hospitals, Surgical Centers, and Clinics / Physician Offices) and Key Geographical Regions (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa and Latin America

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Surgical Sutures Market Overview

Surgical sutures, also known as stitches, are medical devices used to hold body tissues together and approximate wound edges after an injury or surgery. They are essential for wound closure and play a crucial role in the healing process. Sutures come in various types, differing in needle shape and size, as well as thread material and characteristics. The selection of surgical sutures is determined by the characteristics and location of the wound or the specific body tissues being approximated. Factors such as tensile strength, elasticity, and adaptability to different tissues are considered when choosing the appropriate suture thread and technique for a specific patient. It is important for medical care providers to consider these factors to ensure efficient wound closure and healing. Additionally, sutures should ideally bring together the wound edges without causing indenting or blanching of the skin to prevent impeding the blood supply, which could lead to increased infection and scarring.

The surgical sutures market analysis captures the competitive landscape, market share of leading companies, leading products, market trends, opportunity and market size forecast, partnerships, collaborations and more.

Market Drivers: Geriatric Population, Rising Chronic Disease Burden and Growing Number of Surgical Procedures to Drive Surgical Sutures Market Growth

The key drivers of this growth include geriatric population and rising burden of chronic diseases, increase in the number of surgical procedures, the rise in healthcare expenditure, and the development of the wound management sector. There was a temporary decline in the number of non-essential and elective surgical procedures across most countries during 2020, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the number of procedures have increased during the period 2020-2021. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 300 million surgical procedures are conducted globally each year.

Additionally, the growing preference for advanced surgical methods and surgical products, such as biocompatible surgical sutures with antimicrobial coatings, is expected to boost the market. The rise in awareness about novel surgeries, surge in geriatric population, and demand for better healthcare facilities are expected to provide lucrative opportunities for the surgical sutures market growth during the forecast period.

Market Restraints: Alternative Wound Care Products Providing Replacement to Surgical Sutures

Market restraints in the surgical sutures market include factors such as insurance companies' erratic rules on suturing supplies, which have been shown to be a market restraint. Additionally, the overall cost of surgical treatment, which increases dramatically when advanced instruments and materials are used, is another obstacle to the market's growth. Furthermore, the surgical sutures market growth may be limited by the presence of alternative wound care management products and the growing preference for minimally invasive surgeries. Some advanced wound care products being used as a replacement for surgical sutures includes surgical glue and staples. Companies like Ethicon, Intuitive and others have launched their surgical stapling devices in the last few years.

Market Opportunities: Emerging Economies and Improved Healthcare Infrastructures

The market is witnessing a rise in demand for advanced surgical methods and products, including biocompatible surgical sutures with antimicrobial coatings. The antimicrobial sutures market is expected to provide growth opportunities for the companies operating in the surgical sutures market. In the most recent approval, China’s Genesis MedTech received National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) approval for triclosan coated absorbable sutures in September 2023.

Furthermore, the surgical suture industry has experienced significant technological improvements, leading to higher acceptance of surgical sutures over other wound closure techniques. The market opportunities are not limited to developed countries, as low and middle-income countries are also expected to contribute to the growth of the surgical sutures market. This is specifically driven by the improved healthcare infrastructure in these regions as well as increased healthcare spending and elective procedures. These factors collectively indicate a positive outlook for market opportunities in the surgical sutures industry.

Technological advancements have also been seen in the surgical sutures industry. Companies are training surgical robots to perform suturing. The surgical robots are able to suture in tight, constrained spaces which are mainly seen during minimally invasive surgeries.

Surgical Sutures Market Segments Overview

The surgical sutures market forecast on the basis of product type (absorbable and non-absorbable). On the basis of material (natural, polypropylene, stainless steel, others). On the basis of coating (non-coated, antimicrobial and others). On the basis of filament type (monofilament and multifilament). On the basis of applications (ophthalmic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurological surgery and other applications). On the basis of end users (hospitals, surgical centers, and clinics / physician offices). By geographical regions, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa and Latin America.

Filament Type Analysis Section: Multifilament Sutures Hold the Largest Market Share

Based on filament, the surgical sutures market is analyzed across monofilament and multifilament. The multifilament segment is expected to dominate the market and witness the fastest growth owing to several advantages associated with it, such as better pliability, high tensile strength, and flexibility. In contrast, monofilament sutures are difficult to handle and may cause crushing or crimping of the suture, leading to undesirable and premature suture failure during surgery attributing to their memory. Although these sutures have a lower risk of infection, their poor knot security restricts their growth in the surgical sutures market.

Regional Analysis Section: North America Will Continue to Dominate the Surgical Sutures Market

Based on region, the surgical sutures market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. North America is expected to be the leading region in the surgical sutures market owing to several factors, including the presence of local and key players, high cost of sutures compared to other regions, supportive reimbursement scenario, rising government programs, and developed healthcare infrastructure. Additionally, technological advancements and high domestic income are contributing to the large revenue share of North America in the market. Moreover, Asia-Pacific is poised to observe the most rapid growth in the surgical sutures market during the projected period. This is attributed to the expanding geriatric population, which is more likely to undergo surgical procedures, as well as the increase in government healthcare spending to address unmet needs in the region.

Top Companies Engaged in Surgical Sutures Market

Key market players that are engaged in surgical sutures market are (in alphabetical order) Apollo Endosurgery, Boston Scientific Corporation, DemeTECH, Ethicon, Internacional Farmacéutica, Medtronic, Mellon Medical, Peters Surgical, Smith & Nephew and Sutures India. This market report includes an easily searchable excel database of all the surgical sutures companies worldwide.

Surgical Sutures Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
by Product Type
  • Absorbable
  • Non-absorbable
by Form
  • Natural
  • Synthetic
by Filament Type  
  • Monofilament
  • Multifilament
by Applications
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Other Applications
Key Geographical Regions   
  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA (Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Argentina, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players
  • Apollo Endosurgery
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • DemeTECH
  • Ethicon
  • Internacional Farmacéutica
  • Medtronic
  • Mellon Medical
  • Peters Surgical
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Sutures India


Recent Developments in Surgical Sutures Market

There has been recent activity in the surgical sutures industry and some of the key developments have been mentioned below:

  • In September 2023, Corza Medical and Envision entered into a strategic partnership to combine Corza's innovative surgical technologies, training, and medical education with Envision's commitment to programs and services that provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired.
  • In May 2023, CMR Surgical announced a collaboration agreement with Ethicon to expand choice across surgical robotics and advanced laparoscopic instruments.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  5. Which is the leading surgical suture segment by raw material?
  6. Which type of filament is leading the surgical sutures market?
  7. Which type of surgical procedure is driving the market growth?

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