Large-Joint Reconstructive Implants | Medtech 360 | Market Insights | Japan

Publish date: March 2019

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Despite rising procedure volumes, driven by the country's growing elderly arthritic population, the Japanese large-joint reconstructive implant market will see only marginal growth over the forecast period. Falling ASPs—reflecting biennial MHLW reimbursement cuts, price competition, and the slower entry and adoption of premium-priced devices relative to other mature markets globally—will largely offset the impact of procedural expansion on overall market revenues.

This Medtech 360 Report provides comprehensive data and analysis on the current state of the market for reconstructive joint implants in Japan across a 10-year period.


Biennial MHLW reimbursement cuts will continue to negatively affect the Japanese large-joint reconstructive implant market.

Which segments will be most severely impacted by the MHLW reimbursement cuts?

To what degree will reimbursement cuts be compounded by market competition?

The uptake of technological advances in large-joint reconstructive surgery techniques and products, such as robotic-assisted reconstructive knee implant surgery, is hindered by high barriers to entry in the Japanese market.

How will advances in large-joint reconstructive implant surgical techniques impact the Japanese market?

Which innovations will see the strongest adoption in Japan?

MNCs dominate the Japanese large-joint reconstructive implant market.

Which MNCs have the strongest presence in the Japanese market?

What strategies and factors will contribute to success in this region through 2027?

Table of contents

  • Japan
    • Abstract
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Highlights
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Developments
      • Average Currency Exchange Rates
      • Procedures Covered
      • Products Covered
    • Key Report Updates
    • Large-Joint Reconstructive Implant Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Shares
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
        • Regulatory Environment
        • Distribution and Sales Network
        • Product Improvements and Innovations
        • Product Recalls and Safety Issues
        • Domestic Competitors
        • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships
      • Market Developments
    • Reconstructive Knee Implant Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
        • Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Implants
        • Revision Knee Implants
        • Unicondylar Knee Implants
        • Patello-Femoral Knee Implants
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Shares
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
    • Reconstructive Hip Implant Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
        • Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty Implants
        • Revision Hip Implants
        • Partial Hip Implants
        • Hip Resurfacing Implants
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Shares
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
    • Appendix
      • Abbreviations
      • Bibliography

Author(s): Meenu Sankar, MS

Meenu Sankar is a research associate within the Orthopedics, Dental, and Aesthetics Medtech Insights team at Decision Resources Group, specializing in large-joint reconstructive implants. Meenu holds a Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Manipal University and a Master's degree in Biomedicine from The University of Skövde. Follow Meenu on Twitter:@meenu_sankarDRG