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European Electrosurgical Devices Market

Abstract

Traditional electrosurgery involves the use of electric current to cut, cauterize, and ligate tissue and luminal structures using radiofrequency generators and instrumentation. Radiofrequency-based surgical products - including generators, instruments, accessories, and thermal ligature/vessel sealing systems - represent a half a billion-dollar market in the Top 5 most populous European countries of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, and are utilized in several million surgeries performed annually across a broad spectrum of surgical areas, including cardiovascular, general, obstetrics/gynecology, and orthopedic surgery, among others.

In 2011, the total electrosurgical devices market (in the selected) European countries was valued at nearly $480 million. Over the forecast period covered by this report, the value of this market is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of greater than 5.0%, increasing by more than $140.0 million in sales by the year 2016. While all segments are projected to maintain stable and moderate growth, the largest market segment - thermal ligature devices - is projected to increase at the highest compound annual rate due to strong demand, growing utilization, introduction of several new, next-generation devices, and the clinical and cost efficacy of electrothermal products.

Overall, despite the lingering effects of the economic recession in Europe, which has resulted in significant pricing pressure and reductions in capital expenditures, growth of the European electrosurgical devices market is expected to remain relatively stable throughout the forecast period due to an increase in non-elective/life-saving surgeries and the introduction and adoption of innovative, cost-efficient technologies. Electrosurgical instruments/accessories will continue contributing a substantial portion of total device sales due to the high utilization of single-use instruments and requirement for specialized instruments, such as arthroscopic probes and other specialized systems.

This dynamic report from Medtech Insight includes analyses of products, markets, competitors, and emerging drugs, technology and opportunities in Europe. Covered products in this report include selected traditional and specialized electrosurgical generator systems, handheld instruments/accessories, and thermal ligature systems, including several recently launched, next-generation electrosurgical products.

Methodology

Reports are produced exclusively by Medtech Insight, through extensive primary and secondary research among the clinicians, researchers, and competitors in the marketplace, and draw upon the industry expertise of a network of industry insiders. Medtech Insight exhaustively corroborates the data as a baseline for completing forward-looking analysis and providing insight into product, technology and market evolution.

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • i. Overview of Electrosurgical Technology
    • a. Radiofrequency
    • b. Frictional Heating and Impedance of Tissue
    • c. Monopolar and Bipolar Energy
    • d. Electrosurgical Cutting and Coagulation
    • e. Coagulation
    • f. Fulguration and Plasma Coagulation
    • g. Coblation
  • ii. Market Forecast
  • iii. Methodology
  • Exhibit ES-1: Electrical Impedance of Various Tissue Types
  • Exhibit ES-2: Electrosurgical Cutting of Tissue via Arc Generation
  • Exhibit ES-3: Electrosurgical Cutting of Tissue via Ionic Agitation
  • Exhibit ES-4: Coagulation of Large Tissue Areas via Fulguration
  • Exhibit ES-5: Coagulation of Large Tissue Areas via Plasma Spray
  • Exhibit ES-6: Coblation Technology
  • Exhibit ES-7: Europe, Electrosurgical Devices, Combined Market Forecast, 2011-2016
  • Exhibit ES-8: Europe, Electrosurgical Devices, Market Forecast, by Country, 2011-2016
  • Exhibit ES-9: Europe, Electrosurgical Devices, Market Forecast, by Segment, 2011-2016

1. SELECTED EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE MARKETS

  • 1.1 The European Union
    • 1.1.1 A Common Currency
      • 1.1.1.1 Sovereign Debt Crises/Bailout Loans
    • 1.1.2 Late Payments Directive
    • 1.1.3 Regulatory Policies
    • 1.1.4 Reimbursement
    • 1.1.5 Healthcare Spending
  • 1.2 Selected European National Healthcare Profiles
    • 1.2.1 France
      • 1.2.1.1 Healthcare Organization and Reform
      • 1.2.1.2 Hospital Services
      • 1.2.1.3 Medical Services/Supplies Reimbursement
    • 1.2.2 Germany
      • 1.2.2.1 Healthcare Organization and Reform
      • 1.2.2.2 Hospital Services
      • 1.2.2.3 Medical Services/Supplies Reimbursement
    • 1.2.3 Italy
      • 1.2.3.1 Healthcare Organization and Reform
      • 1.2.3.2 Hospital Services
      • 1.2.3.3 Medical Services/Supplies Reimbursement
    • 1.2.4 Spain
      • 1.2.4.1 Healthcare Organization and Reform
      • 1.2.4.2 Hospital Services
      • 1.2.4.3 Medical Services/Supplies Reimbursement
    • 1.2.5 United Kingdom
      • 1.2.5.1 Healthcare Organization and Reform
      • 1.2.5.2 Hospital Services
      • 1.2.5.3 Medical Services/Supplies Reimbursement
  • Exhibit 1-1: European Union, Medical Devices Risk Classification System
  • Exhibit 1-2: European Union Population Statistics Comparison for the Years 2000, 2010, and 2020
  • Exhibit 1-3: France, Selected National Healthcare Statistics
  • Exhibit 1-4: Germany, Selected National Healthcare Statistics
  • Exhibit 1-5: Italy, Selected National Healthcare Statistics
  • Exhibit 1-6: Spain, Selected National Healthcare Statistics
  • Exhibit 1-7: United Kingdom, Selected National Healthcare Statistics

2. ELECTROSURGICAL TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

  • 2.1 Electrosurgery
    • 2.1.1 Radiofrequency
      • 2.1.1.1 Frictional Heating and Impedance of Tissue
      • 2.1.1.2 Monopolar and Bipolar Energy
        • 2.1.1.2.1 Monopolar Devices
        • 2.1.1.2.2 Bipolar Devices
      • 2.1.1.3 Electrosurgical Cutting and Coagulation
        • 2.1.1.3.1 Arc Cutting
        • 2.1.1.3.2 Coagulation
        • 2.1.1.3.3 Fulguration and Plasma Coagulation
      • 2.1.1.4 Safety Considerations
        • 2.1.1.4.1 Return Electrodes
        • 2.1.1.4.2 Current Shunting
        • 2.1.1.4.3 Electric Current and Neural Response and Muscle Stimulation
        • 2.1.1.4.4 Insulation Cracks
        • 2.1.1.4.5 Capacitive Coupling
      • 2.1.1.5 Electrocautery Devices
      • 2.1.1.6 Coblation
  • Exhibit 2-1: Electrical Impedance of Various Tissue Types
  • Exhibit 2-2: Electrosurgical Cutting of Tissue via Arc Generation
  • Exhibit 2-3: Electrosurgical Cutting of Tissue via Ionic Agitation
  • Exhibit 2-4: Coagulation of Large Tissue Areas via Fulguration
  • Exhibit 2-5: Coagulation of Large Tissue Areas via Plasma Spray
  • Exhibit 2-6: The AEM Monitor and Instrument
  • Exhibit 2-7: Coblation Technology

3. ELECTROSURGICAL DEVICES MARKET

  • 3.1 Electrosurgical Generators
    • 3.1.1 Bovie Medical
    • 3.1.2 ConMed
    • 3.1.3 Covidien
    • 3.1.4 ERBE Elektromedizin
    • 3.1.5 GEISTER Medizintechnik
    • 3.1.6 Utah Medical Products
    • 3.1.7 Others
  • 3.2 Argon Beam Plasma Coagulators
    • 3.2.1 ConMed
    • 3.2.2 Covidien
    • 3.2.3 ERBE Elektromedizin
    • 3.2.4 Plasma Surgical
  • 3.3 Thermal Ligature Devices
    • 3.3.1 Bovie Medical
    • 3.3.2 ConMed
    • 3.3.3 Covidien
    • 3.3.4 ERBE Elektromedizin
    • 3.3.5 Ethicon Endo-Surgery/Johnson & Johnson
    • 3.3.6 Olympus
    • 3.3.7 Starion Instruments/Microline Surgical
  • 3.4 Electrosurgical Instruments and Accessories
    • 3.4.1 Electrosurgical Pencils
    • 3.4.2 Pencil Tips and Electrodes
    • 3.4.3 Dispersive or Return Electrode Pads
    • 3.4.4 Bovie Medical
    • 3.4.5 ConMed
    • 3.4.6 Covidien
    • 3.4.7 MEGADYNE Medical Products
  • 3.5 Specialized Electrosurgical Products
    • 3.5.1 Cardiovascular Surgery
    • 3.5.1.1 Maquet/Getinge Group
    • 3.5.2 Neurosurgery
    • 3.5.2.1 Codman & Shurtleff/DePuy/Johnson & Johnson
    • 3.5.3 Obstetrics/Gynecology
      • 3.5.3.1 CooperSurgical/The Cooper Companies
      • 3.5.3.2 Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson
      • 3.5.3.3 Utah Medical Products
    • 3.5.4 Orthopedic/Arthroscopic Surgery
      • 3.5.4.1 ArthroCare
      • 3.5.4.2 Smith & Nephew
    • 3.5.5 Urologic Surgery
      • 3.5.5.1 Gyrus ACMI/Olympus
  • 3.6 Market Analysis
    • 3.6.1 Procedure Volumes Forecast
    • 3.6.2 Market Forecast
    • 3.6.3 Competitive Analysis
  • Exhibit 3-1: The Aaron 900, 950, and 3250 Electrosurgical Generators
  • Exhibit 3-2: The Icon Gi Electrosurgical Generator
  • Exhibit 3-3: The IDS-200 and IDS-400 Electrosurgical Generators
  • Exhibit 3-4: The System 2450, System 5000, Sabre Genesis, and Hyfrecator 2000 Electrosurgical Generators
  • Exhibit 3-5: The Force EZ, Force FX, and SurgiStat II Electrosurgical Generators
  • Exhibit 3-6: The VIO 200 S Generator and Accessories
  • Exhibit 3-7: The Finesse and Finesse II Electrosurgical Generators
  • Exhibit 3-8: The System 7550 Argon Beam Coagulation Electrosurgical Generator
  • Exhibit 3-9: The Beamer CE200 Argon Electrosurgical System
  • Exhibit 3-10: The Force Argon II System
  • Exhibit 3-11: The APC 2 Coagulator
  • Exhibit 3-12: Selected Benefits of the PlasmaJet System
  • Exhibit 3-13: The Altrus Thermal Tissue Fusion System
  • Exhibit 3-14: Selected LigaSure Instruments
  • Exhibit 3-15: The BiClamp Vessel Sealing System
  • Exhibit 3-16: The Harmonic ACE and Harmonic FOCUS Curved Shears
  • Exhibit 3-17: Ethicon Endo-Surgery's Dedicated Generator
  • Exhibit 3-18: The Harmonic SYNERGY Blades and Platform
  • Exhibit 3-19: The EnSeal G2 Super Jaw Tissue Sealer
  • Exhibit 3-20: The PKS SEAL Open Forceps
  • Exhibit 3-21: The THUNDERBEAT Vessel Sealing and Tissue Cutting Device
  • Exhibit 3-22: The MiSeal Reposable Thermal Ligating System and Thermal Ligating Shears Third Generation
  • Exhibit 3-23: The Resistick II Coated Electrodes
  • Exhibit 3-24: Selected Valleylab Electrosurgical Instruments and Accessories
  • Exhibit 3-25: The ACE Blade
  • Exhibit 3-26: The E-Z Clean Nonstick Electrosurgical Tips
  • Exhibit 3-27: The VasoView HemoPro 2 and VasoView 6 Pro Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting Systems
  • Exhibit 3-28: The MALIS CMC-III Bipolar Cutting and Coagulation System and IsoCool Bipolar Forceps
  • Exhibit 3-29: The LEEP System 1000 Workstation
  • Exhibit 3-30: The Gynecare Versapoint Bipolar Electrosurgery System
  • Exhibit 3-31: UtahLoop Round Loop and C-Letz Conization Electrodes
  • Exhibit 3-32: Comparison of Coblation Technology and Conventional Electrosurgery
  • Exhibit 3-33: The Quantum 2 Coblation Platform and Selected Wands
  • Exhibit 3-34: The VULCAN Generator, EFLEX Probes, and Ligament Chisel Probes
  • Exhibit 3-35: The DYONICS RF System
  • Exhibit 3-36: Selected Smith & Nephew Arthroscopic Resection Instruments
  • Exhibit 3-37: The PK SuperPulse Generator, PK Technology G400 WorkStation, and Selected PK Instruments
  • Exhibit 3-38: Europe, Open and Laparoscopic Surgery, Combined Procedure Volumes Forecast, by Type, 2011-2016
  • Exhibit 3-39: Europe, Electrosurgical Devices, Combined Market Forecast, 2011-2016
  • Exhibit 3-40: Europe, Electrosurgical Devices, Market Forecast, by Country, 2011-2016
  • Exhibit 3-41: Europe, Electrosurgical Devices, Market Forecast, by Segment, 2011-2016
  • Exhibit 3-42: 2011, Europe, Electrosurgical Devices Market, Share of Sales, by Segment
  • Exhibit 3-43: 2016, Europe, Electrosurgical Devices Market, Share of Sales, by Segment
  • Exhibit 3-44: 2011, Europe, Electrosurgical Devices Market, Share by Supplier

4. COMPANY PROFILES

  • 4.1 ArthroCare Corporation
  • 4.2 Bovie Medical Corporation
  • 4.3 ConMed Corporation
  • 4.4 Covidien PLC
  • 4.5 Johnson & Johnson

APPENDIX: COMPANY LISTING

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