The Japanese market for trauma devices will experience steady procedural growth due largely to the country's expanding geriatric population. However, this market will continue to be limited over the forecast period due to aggressive biennial reimbursement cuts, price-based competition in a highly commoditized market, limited innovation, and the possible introduction of a cost-effectiveness–based reimbursement pricing system. 

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


The Japanese trauma device market will experience significant limitations from biennial reimbursement cuts.

Which segments will be most significantly affected?

What measures are competitors taking to cope with the ongoing reimbursement cuts?

The Japanese market possesses unique dynamics that make it different from trauma device markets in other countries or regions.

What market drivers and limiters are unique to Japan, and which market segments are most impacted?

How should manufacturers respond to these market forces to bolster their positions in the Japanese trauma device market?

In spite of the complicated regulatory environment, some competitors possess advantages due to their knowledge of the domestic marketplace or can leverage their success in other markets.

Which competitors are best poised for success going forward?

How does the regulatory system affect current and future market revenues for companies in this space?

Table of contents

  • Japan
    • Abstract
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Highlights
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Developments
      • Key Report Updates
      • Average Currency Exchange Rates
      • Procedures Covered
      • Products Covered
    • Version History
    • Trauma Device Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Shares
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
        • Regulatory Environment
        • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships
        • Product Improvements and Innovations
        • Physician Training and Marketing
        • Market Appeal
        • Pricing Strategies
        • Emerging Technologies
        • Distribution and Sales Network
      • Market Developments
    • Plate and Screw Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
        • By Product Type
        • By Product Feature
        • By Material
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Shares
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
    • Intramedullary Nail Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
        • By Product Type
        • By Material
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Shares
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
    • Cannulated Screw Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Shares
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
    • Dynamic Hip Screw Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Shares
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
    • Resorbable Trauma Device Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
    • Ancillary Trauma Device Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
    • External Fixation Device Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Shares
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
    • Appendix
      • Abbreviations
      • Bibliography

Author(s): Mohith Unny, MSc

Mohith Unny is a senior analyst within the Orthopedics, Dental, and Aesthetics Medtech Insights team at Decision Resources Group, focusing on the joint reconstruction, trauma, orthopedic extremities, and hyaluronic acid viscosupplementation markets. Additionally, Mohith has led custom research projects for major orthopedic device companies, hosted webinars on behalf of DRG, and collaborated on thought leadership articles with industry consortiums such as AdvaMed. Mohith holds a Master's degree in Advanced Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London and was awarded the Prof. Geoffrey F. Hewitt Prize 2014/15.


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