“Reimbursement Policies” Hurdle in Growth of Arthroscopic Surgery

The prevalence of arthroscopic procedures has risen steadily over the last 40 years, and the industry is project to grow from a $4.19 billion in 2016 to $5.7 billion by 2023 according to a recent Global Data market analysis. This growth is fueled by a number of factors including “sports injuries, driven by repetitive training in the United States and China, … growing obesity rates, an aging population, and increasing demand for minimally invasive techniques”. Despite this projected growth, arthroscopy faces a major hurdle with recent changes in Medicare reimbursement and the prevalence of surgical site infections (OrthoSpineNews, Oxford Academic).

 

Match Grade Medical’s Broadhead Mini Pegboard can help address the issue of surgical site infections in the growth of arthroscopic procedures. The Broadhead Mini is completely autoclavable, engineered to eliminated cracks and crevices that hide organic debris, and is the only available leg holder of its kind developed to reside inside the sterile field. Designed for versatility, the Broadhead Mini can meet the needs of a range of procedures and is compatible with all Broadhead Pegboard pegs and accessories.

 

Folow the links below for more information on the growth of the arthroscopic market and surgical site infections:

 

Global Arthroscopy Devices Market 2016: Industry Demand, Segment, Statistics and Research to 2012

Arthroscopy market to surpass $5.7 billion by 2023 as sports injuries are on the rise, says GlobalData

Postarthroscopy Surgical Site Infections: Review of the Literature