The Middle East & Africa pediatric orthopedic implants market is expected to reach US$ 190.9 million by 2027 from US$ 110.0 million in 2019; it is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.3% during 2019–2027.
The market is growing primarily due to increasing sports injuries and bone deformities among children and rising awareness and adoption of orthopedic solutions and treatments. Factors such as post-surgical complications associated to pediatric orthopedic implants hinder the growth of the market.
Pediatric orthopedic implants are the surgical implants that help in healing bone and spine injuries with deformities among children. Children have growing anatomy and the strength of the skeletal system is less. Medical conditions regarding orthopedics require special equipment to fix the deformation in bone, skeleton, and other dislocation.
Orthopaedic congenital disability is caused due to abnormal development of bone and muscle tissue during fetal development. According to a study published by March of Dimes, the conditions for about 60% of congenital disabilities are unexplained. Various risk factors such as abnormal genes inherited from a parent, missing or abnormal genes caused by a chromosome disorder, consumption of alcohol, smoking cigarette, intake of illicit drugs, certain medications, radiation, and other indications. The orthopedic is among the different defect that has been observed remarkably. The congenital orthopaedic disabilities include congenital disability clubfoot, developmental dysplasia of the hip that causes dislocation in the hip, metatarsus adducts that causes curved foot or in-toeing involving the feet, spine deformities, osteogenesis imperfecta, muscular dystrophy, limb defects, and bone infections.
Moreover, there is considerable increase in sports injuries among children, which is promoting the adoption of pediatric orthopedic implants. The increased incidence of sports injuries caused by growing participation in sports and physical activities in children aged between 10–14 years. Such factors are expected to drive the Middle East & Africa pediatric orthopedic implants market during the forecast period.
The socio-economic condition of countries in Middle East is adversely affected by the COVID–19 pandemic. However, the countries have wisely reacted to the outbreak to avoid the spread of infection. Similar to other regions, lockdown and social distancing were imposed that has hindered access to work, regular income, payments, fairs, schools, and healthcare. Therefore, the countries have undergone huge losses and are still trying to recover them. The lockdown has hampered the non-emergency medical services in the region, which has somehow adversely affected the medical devices market. Countries such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE are emerging as healthcare destinations in the regions. However, they are dependent on the countries for the resources; therefore, the pediatric orthopedic implants industry has faced negative impact and is expected to experience the same in the following few years.
By type, the hip implants segment accounted for the largest share of the Middle East & Africa pediatric orthopedic implants market in 2019. The growth of the market for this segment is attributed to the growing number of pediatric hip replacement surgery. However, the knee implants segment is likely to register the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period.
A few of the significant secondary sources referred to while preparing the report on the Middle East & Africa pediatric orthopedic implants market are the World Health Organization (WHO) and Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS).