The analysts forecast the Global CraniomaxilloFacial Fixation (CMF) Devices market to grow at a CAGR of 7.21 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing elderly population. The Global Cranio MaxilloFacial Fixation Devices market has also been witnessing the increasing demand for customized implants. However, the high cost of cranio maxillofacial devices could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.
The report, the Global Cranio MaxilloFacial Fixation Devices Market Report, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Cranio MaxilloFacial Fixation Devices market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
In the case of an injury, the degree of impact on a patient is always uncertain. There are cases where the patient can suffers from multiple fractures. In such critical cases, normal CMF fixation devices manufactured on the basis of certain assumptions and generalities might not be suitable and the patient would require customized implants. It has been witnessed that the demand for customized implants has increased over the past decade.
Surgeons use custom plates and screws as they allow surgeons to undertake preoperative planning for the placing of implants through the development of plate designs that are specific to the needs of the individual patient. Custom CMF fixation devices, which are designed with the aid of computer imaging techniques, are used in plate and screw fixation and in temporomandibular joint replacement surgical procedures.
According to the report, one of the major drivers is the increasing aging population, which is more susceptible to fall-induced fractures, which in turn is resulting in a rise in the demand for devices used in CMF surgery. Further, the report states that one of the major challenges in the market is the high cost of CMF fixation devices, which makes it difficult for hospitals to afford these devices.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.