OTC Braces and Supports Market is poised to value USD 1366.79 million by 2028 end at a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period 2022 to 2028.

Growing prevalence of osteoarthritis is one of the important factors driving the global market growth. It is the most commonly diagnosed arthritis affecting the population across all age groups. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) projected that over 75 million adults above the age of 18 years in the United States are predicted to be suffering from arthritis by 2038. Therefore, people diagnosed with arthritis is a prominent consumer base for the orthopedic brace industry.

Injuries related to sports are increasing with the rising number of sports and physical activities. Athletes emphasize on activities related to fitness, for instance, cycling, running and others. The athletes are likely to get injured while performing these activities, which can further result in precarious injuries like anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Athletes from sports like football, rugby, i.e., sports that require extreme physical endurance, are likely to get their ACL torn apart resulting in a prolonged recovery or an end of a career. Indoor athletes are highly probable to acquire ankle injuries. Hence, there has been a significant demand for ankle braces from these athletes. Additionally, orthopaedics also recommend ankle braces after an acute ankle sprain which shall further increase their demand.

Moreover, athletes use orthopedic braces in order to protect themselves from injuring further while playing. It aids them in restricting unnecessary movements during matches, thus, facilitating an effective and convenient game.

Pain management products held a major global market share owing to the rising presence of disorders related to pain and insistence for treating chronic joint and back pain.

Hospitals dominated the global market due to the rising number of admissions in hospitals for treating spinal and traumatic injuries, fractures to the bone and road accident injuries. Hospitals mainly use orthopedic supports and brace products due to their wide range of application in treating spinal fusion and delayed non-union and union fractures of the bone.

Europe is predicted to witness profitable global OTC braces and supports market growth over the forecast period owing to the prevalence of an established infrastructure for healthcare, accessibility of novel products and skilled healthcare professionals. The rising insistence for novel products and therapies is also a key factor predicted to bolster market growth in the region.

The Asia Pacific region is predicted to witness a high growth rate over the forecast period due to the massive presence of geriatric population in China which shall increase the demand of the product. Additionally, Japan is a substantial contributor to the overall market growth due to the prevalence of novel manufacturing technologies and facilities.

Key market players included in the global OTC braces and supports industry are:

3M Company, Alcare Co. Ltd., Bauerfeind AG, Brid and Cronin Inc., Breg Inc., BSN Medical, DJO Medical, Deroyal Industries Inc., Medi GmbH & Co. KG, Össur HF, Ottoboack Healthcare, Thuasne Group, Trulife, Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc.

OTC Braces and Supports Market Segmentation:

By Product

  • Knee Braces and Supports
  • Ankle Braces and Supports
  • Foot Walkers and Orthoses
  • Back, Hip and Spine Braces and Supports
  • Shoulder Braces and Supports
  • Elbow Braces and Supports
  • Hand & Wrist Braces and Supports
  • Facial Braces and Supports

By Type

  • Soft & elastic Braces and Supports
  • Hard & Rigid Braces and Supports
  • Hinged Braces and Supports

By Application

• Ligament Injury Repair
  o Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
  o Lateral Collateral Ligament
  o Other Ligament Injuries
• Preventive Care
• Post-Operative Rehabilitation
• Osteoarthritis
• Compression Therapy
• Other Applications

By Distribution Channel

  • Pharmacies & Retailers
  • E-Commerce Platforms
  • Orthopedic Clinics

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

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  • SWOT analysis
  • Key trends
  • Key data-points affecting market growth

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