Cranio maxillofacial surgery refers to a procedure for treatment of a severe injury to the cranial and facial bones. Surgery is usually performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and may require an orthopedic trauma specialist, who focuses on caring for patients in critical condition.
Treatment of injured cranial and facial bones usually requires internal fixators such as plate and screw fixation systems, flap fixation devices, bone graft substitutes or others to fix the facial fracture. Car accidents are a common reason for cranio maxillofacial injuries and other trauma fractures, beside slips, falls and industrial accidents. The incidence rate of facial fractures is rising every year. Depending on the condition, one or more fixators are used to treat a single fracture.
North America, including the U.S. has the largest cranio maxillofacial implants market. Asia is the fastest growing cranio maxillofacial implants market. Some of the fastest growing markets for cranio maxillofacial implants devices are China, Japan and other countries in South East Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Globally, the cranio maxillofacial implants market is witnessing significant growth due to increasing incidence of facial fractures and emergence of new procedural techniques and positive clinical outcome. In addition, increased healthcare expenditure and lack of substitutes are driving the cranio maxillofacial implants market. However, various factors such as high cost of surgery and lack of awareness are restraining the growth of cranio maxillofacial implants market. In addition, double surgery and absence of health insurance in the developing countries are restraining the cranio maxillofacial implants market.