Compared to other major orthopedic markets, the Japanese trauma device market will be somewhat less severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic given the urgent nature of many trauma cases. Once the market stabilizes, favorable demographics will support procedure volume expansion, however, overall revenue growth will be hindered by falling ASPs—reflecting biennial MHLW reimbursement cuts—as well as slower entry of premium-priced devices relative to other mature markets globally, 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 COVID-19 pandemic will affect the trauma device market.

To what extent will COVID-19 impact the trauma device market in Japan?

How quickly are procedure volumes expected to recover?

MNCs dominate the Japanese trauma device market.

Which MNCs have the strongest presence in the Japanese market?

What strategies and factors will contribute to success in this region through 2028?

Biennial MHLW reimbursement cuts will continue to negatively affect the Japanese trauma device market.

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

What strategies will companies use to increase their market share despite reimbursement cuts in the Japanese trauma device market? 

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 how are these factors affecting the various market segments?

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
      • COVID-19 Updates
      • Market Highlights
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Developments
      • End-User Insights
      • Average Currency Exchange Rates
      • Procedures Covered
      • Products Covered
    • Key Report Updates
    • COVID-19 Analysis
      • Market Impact
      • Guidance and Recommendations
      • Industry and Clinician Perspectives
      • Major Market Forecast Changes and Assumptions
      • Competitive Impact
    • 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 Portfolio Management
        • Product Improvements and Innovations
        • Physician Training and Marketing
        • 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 Share Rankings
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
    • Intramedullary Nail Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
        • By Product Type
        • By Material
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Share Rankings
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
    • Cannulated Screw Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Major Competitors
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
    • Dynamic Hip Screw Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Major Competitors
      • 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
      • Major Competitors
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
        • Product Improvements and Innovations
    • Appendix
      • Abbreviations
      • Bibliography

Author(s): Diwakar Bahuguna, MBA

Diwakar Bahuguna is an analyst within the Orthopedics, Dental, and Aesthetics Medtech Insights team at DRG (Part of Clarivate), focusing on the hyaluronic acid viscosupplementation, trauma, and Latin American aesthetic injectables markets. Diwakar holds a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from the University of Delhi and an MBA in Pharmaceutical Marketing from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali. Follow Diwakar on twitter: @diwakar_zero7


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