Wound care has come into its own in the last five years and is now recognized as a specialty. The field has become so diverse and dynamic that studying “the wound care market” as a whole is no longer instructive. As technologies begin to be commercialized and products hit the market, segmentation by application is the key to understanding market potential.
This Kalorama specialty report will focus on the products that are currently on the market for surgical and trauma wounds. The objective of the report is to present the current state of trauma/surgical wound management and to forecast future revenues and growth rates through 2007 with a base year of 2002 for that indication.
Key market drivers are the level of competition within the market and technological innovations coming to the market. Future competitiveness of companies will depend largely on their ability to develop and market products with a higher therapeutic ratio. Clinical practice and surgeon and ED physician preferences will play a large part of this market, as will the usual concerns about distribution and purchasing channels.
This is the third volume of a series that looks at specific wound areas within the wound care treatment market. The previous two volumes examined the market for Skin Ulcers treatment (Volume I) and the market for Burn treatment (Volume II).