Global Lithotripsy Devices Market: Lithotripsy Revolutionizing the Treatment of Urolithiasis

Global Lithotripsy Devices Market

Lithotripsy is a non-invasive procedure which is specially designed to treat kidney stones, gallstones, bezoars and others. They usually destruct the masses which are too large to pass through the urinary tract. Lithotripsy usually sends the ultrasonic energy or shock waves to the stone which break them into small pieces so that they can pass through the urinary system. If stone is not treated on time it can damage the urinary and kidney tracts. Laser lithotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy are two of the common types of the lithotripsy. This process can eliminate the stone quickly and treatment usually depends upon the type of the stone.

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The factors affecting the growth of this market are:

  • Increasing incidence of urolithiasis: Urolithiasis is the process which usually forms stones in bladder, kidney or urethra. A kidney stone usually causes pain in the abdomen and also causes blood in the urine. If this is not treated at time or the size of the stone grows more than 5 millimeters, it can block the ureter. The main reason due to which there is increasing cases of kidney stone is because of urine calcium level, intake of calcium supplements, less consumption of liquid, obesity, gout and others. The kidney stone cases is increasing with the rate of 15% globally and it is also estimated that 13% of men and 7% of women develop kidney stone in their life time
  • Technological advancements: With the advancement in the healthcare industry, today we have many new technologies which can treat the kidney stone easily and faster without any pain. These procedures are of short time duration and allow the patient to go home on the same day. Flexible ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, tunnel surgery, and other are some of the common procedures which are used for the treatment. This method usually uses sound wave or shock waves to break these stone which doesn’t cause any pain to the patient

Some of the launches and acquisition in the market are:

  • In April 2018, Olympus announced that they are going to acquire the lithotripsy system design and production technology from Cybersonics Inc. This technology has the ability to break the kidney stone in a minimally invasive way.  The main aim of the acquisition is to strengthen the position of the company and become global leader in urology market
  • In November 2016, Boston Scientific announced the launch of their new kidney stone device, Dakota kidney stone retrieval device, which is specially designed so that it can easily capture and release the stones of different size. It has the ability to capture stone from 1mm to 1cm. This will help the doctors to solve the issues which they usually face during the ureteroscopy procedures

The global lithotripsy devices market is segmented based on type, the market is segmented into intracorporeal lithotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy;  intracorporeal lithotripsy segment is further segmented into mechanical lithotripsy, electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL), laser lithotripsy and ultrasonic lithotripsy; application is classified into kidney stone, pancreatic stones, ureteral stones and bile duct stone.and end users is segmented into hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and other end users.

“According to Data Bridge Market Research, global lithotripsy devices market is expected to reach USD 2.12 billion by 2025, growing at a substantial CAGR during the forecast period of 2018 to 2025”

Some of the major players operating in the market are Richard Wolf, Direxgroup, Medispec LTD , C. R. Bard, Inc., Novamedtek, Karl Storz Gmbh, LUMENIS., COOK, Dornier, Medtech, Siemens AG, Storz Medical AG, Direx Group, Boston Scientific Corporation, Olympus, Medispec and Walz Elektronik among others.

Introduction of lithotripsy has changed the treatment of the kidney stones. Now people don’t require any major surgery or incision for the treatment, they only need an internal telescopic device. This is non0 invasive and time saving as well, which is reason people, is adopting this method. Different procedures are available so that this problem can be solved without any pain. These devices also have the ability to treat stone of any size whether it is small or big which is further expanding scope of this market.