Tourniquet systems act as the first line of defense against injuries sustained during accidents. It can stem blood flow and can prevent infections by closing the wound quickly.
How Tourniquet Systems Work?
Tourniquet systems encompass tourniquet cuffs and instruments. They act as a compressing device to stem blood loss during accidents, surgeries, and battle wounds. Emergency and surgical are the two major types of tourniquet systems. The former are used by soldiers to stanch blood loss incurred during wars. The latter are used by surgeons to speed up surgeries with precision and safety. Pneumatic tourniquets consist of an inflatable cuff, instrument to monitor cuff pressure, and a gas source. The rise in accidents is spurring their demand.
RevMedX, a US biomedical firm, recently got approval by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its medical equipment Parabelt, which is targeted at military personnel. It serves a dual purpose of a belt and tourniquet. It can serve as the latter if the personnel sustain injuries during battle.
The HapMed Tourniquet Trainer, a product by CHI Systems Inc., trains the first-time user to apply a tourniquet system using a mannequin leg to simulate a wounded victim. It has several videos to train users in applying tourniquets at different positions on the body. Similarly, Zimmer Biomet Holdings has launched the Zimmer ATS 2000 Tourniquet System which is equipped to handle Bier Block situations.
The worldwide tourniquet systems market is projected to gain nearly USD 595 million by 2025, according to Grand View Research, Inc. It is expected to register a CAGR above 7% during the forecast period (2014 to 2025). The market is driven by rising applications in emergency care, trauma, and orthopedics. The rise in numbers of hospitals and ambulatory care centers has driven the adoption of tourniquet systems.
Hospitals had reportedly generated over 42% global market revenue in 2016. However, the non-institutional applications may gain lucrative returns over the forecast period. Asia Pacific is expected to record a high CAGR in the near future. Prominent players operating in the market are Hammerplast Medical AB, ulrich Medical, VBM Medizintechnik GmbH, and Stryker Corporation.
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