Leg ulcer is the most common condition amongst adult population which means defect in the skin of the lower leg with no or slow healing tendency of a wound over 3 months. In order to manage chronic leg ulceration various compression therapies are used namely intermittent pneumatic, and garments such as stockings and bandages. Pressure bandages are one of the compression garment that help in controlling infection, faster healing of wounds and prevent from excessive blood loss. Pressure bandages are used in the situation where immediate first aid is required to preserve one’s health. It is wrap around the lower limb under a desire pressure which provides a degree of compression directly to the wound aids to treat venous leg ulcers, sprains, oedema, swelling and other lymphatic conditions. It is important to apply pressure bandage properly otherwise it can create a severe complications such as decrease blood pressure and tourniquet negative effect. The symptoms of chronic leg ulcer are cramps in the calves, friable granulation, dermatitis and skin discolorations. According to an independent study published in Hindawi Publishing Corporation, chronic leg ulceration affect 1% of the overall adult population and 3.5% of people aged over 65 years. According to the Wound Healing Society, more than 2 to 3 million of American population are diagnosed with chronic wounds annually.
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Pressure Bandages Market: Drivers and Restraints
Increase in the prevalence of diabetes, chronic venous insufficiency among aging population which results in oedema, ulceration and other lymphatic disorders, rising awareness about venous leg disorder and high occurrence of sports and adventure related injuries are the factors expected to drive the growth of global pressure bandages market. Product innovation and rising demand for reusable products are some other factors expected to fuel the growth of global pressure bandages market. However, discomfort with the pressure bandages and substitute products to compression bandages are the factors that may hamper the growth of pressure bandages market.
Pressure Bandages Market: Overview
Based on product type segment, long stretch or elastic bandages are most common type of pressure bandages used to reduce venous hypertension owing to its elastomeric property, high extensibility of more than 100% to 120% and its elastic behavior that provide constant pressure directly to the wound. These long stretch pressure bandages are recommended for immobile patients those are insufficient to activate their calf-muscle pump. Larger pressure bandages are used with combination of gauze helps in dealing with severe wounds. Multicomponent multilayer bandage systems are the alternative to long elastic pressure bandages that delivers sustained levels of compression for the management of lower leg ulcer and related conditions.
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Pressure Bandages Market: Regional Overview
Depending on geographic region, pressure bandages market is segmented into seven key regions: North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, and Middle East & Africa. North America held largest share in the pressure bandages market followed by Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific owing to high prevalence of chronic venous insufficiency and varicose, developed healthcare facilities, large number of pressure bandages manufacturers and rise in research & development related activities. The developing nations in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa hold huge potential for growth in the pressure bandages market due to presence of large geriatric population base, significant growth in public & private hospitals, pharmacy & drug stores, increasing per capita income along with increase healthcare expenditure.
Pressure Bandages Market: Key Players
Some of the key players in global pressure bandages market are 3M, BSN medical, Johnson & Johnson, Smith & Nephew, Lohmann & Rauscher, Datt Mediproducts Private Limited, Covidien, Mölnlycke Health Care, Moore Medical LLC, PAUL HARTMANN Pty. Ltd. and Dynamic Techno Medicals.