Global Pneumatic Compression Devices For Lymphedema Revenue Is Nearly 316 M USD In 2018
Lymphedema refers to a type of chronic swelling, or edema, which may occur in the arms, legs, neck, trunk or other body parts and causes severe and debilitating symptoms, including decreased mobility, skin breakdown, pain, increased risk of serious infection and marked psychosocial impairment, resulting in significant negative implications for a patient's health and quality of life. The disease occurs when the lymphatic vessels are unable to adequately drain protein-rich lymph fluid from the arms, legs or other regions of the body. Any condition or procedure that damages the lymph nodes or lymphatic vessels, such as surgery or treatment for breast and other cancers, obesity, infection, scar tissue formation, trauma or chronic venous insufficiency can cause lymphedema. The disease may also be caused by congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. Lymphedema is progressive in nature, worsens over time, and has no known cure.
Pneumatic compression devices consist of an inflatable garment for the arm, leg, trunk, or chest and an electrical pneumatic pump that fills the garment with compressed air. The garment is intermittently inflated and deflated with cycle times and pressures that vary between devices.
In the last several years, global market of pneumatic compression devices for lymphedema
developed rapidly, with an average growth rate of 6.26%. In 2018, global revenue of pneumatic compression devices for lymphedema is nearly 316 M USD; the actual volume is about 788 K units.
The classification of pneumatic compression devices for lymphedema includes upper extremity devices and lower extremity devices. The proportion of lower extremity devices in 2018 is about 67.11%, upper extremity shares about 33% of total market.
Pneumatic compression devices for lymphedema is widely used in home and hospital & clinic. The most proportion of pneumatic compression devices for lymphedema is used in home, and the proportion in 2018 is about 73%.
America is the largest consumption place, with a consumption market share nearly 51% in 2018. Following America, Europe is the second largest consumption place with the consumption market share of 29.52%.
Market competition is intense. Tactile Medical, ArjoHuntleigh (Getinge), Daesung Maref, Lympha Press (Mego Afek), etc. are the leaders of the industry, and they hold key technologies and patents, with high-end customers; have been formed in the monopoly position in the industry.