Prosthetic legs or prostheses, also known as artificial legs, are medical devices that replace a missing human leg or part of the leg. Prosthetic legs are designed to be an artificial alternative to a real human leg, providing mobility and functionality to individuals who have endured leg amputation. The emerging use of innovative materials and technologies is enabling advanced prosthetics to closely mimic the mechanics and performance of natural limbs.
The global Prosthetic Legs Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 6.88 Billion in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.3% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Market key trends:
The adoption of technologically advanced materials like carbon fiber in prosthetic legs allows greater flexion and natural movement compared to traditional materials like plastic and metal. As a result, amputees experience less fatigue and improved mobility. Leading prosthetics manufacturers are extensively utilizing carbon fiber composites combined with lightweight 3D printed components and myoelectric sensors to achieve more life-like knee, ankle and foot motions through lesser mechanical joints and cables. This emerging trend of biomimetic prosthetics developed through cutting-edge engineering is enhancing prosthetic performance and quality of life for leg amputees.
Strength: Prosthetic legs provide improved mobility and comfort compared to traditional alternatives. They help amputees live an active lifestyle.
Weakness: High costs associated with custom-made prosthetic legs make them inaccessible for some. Frequent repairs and replacements increase overall costs over time.
Opportunity: Growth of the geriatric population prone to age-related limb loss increases the potential customer base. Advancements in lightweight materials and adaptive technologies present new opportunities.
Threats: Stringent regulatory approvals and reimbursement policies decide availability and affordability of new technologies. Local unorganized players provide low-cost substitutes.
The global prosthetic legs market is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period of 2023 to 2030. The global Prosthetic Legs Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 6.88 Billion in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.3% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030.
Regional analysis comprises the North American region currently dominates the global market owing to favorable reimbursement policies and the high purchasing power of consumers in countries like the US and Canada. Asia Pacific region is expected to be the fastest growing market during the forecast period. Improving healthcare infrastructure and increasing medical tourism are factors driving the APAC prosthetic legs market.
Key players operating in the prosthetic legs market are Össur, Ottobock, Fillauer LLC, and Freedom Innovations.
- Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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