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Moist Wound Dressings Market

Moist Wound Dressings Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Product (Foam Dressings, Hydrocolloid Dressings, Film Dressings, Alginate Dressings, Hydrogel Dressings, Other Dressings), by Application (Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers, Venous Leg Ulcers, Surgical and Traumatic Wounds, Burns, Others), by End Use (Hospitals, Clinics, Home Healthcare): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031

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Author's: Neha Mittal| Payal Suresh Ghurde | Surya Sanka
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Moist Wound Dressings Market Research, 2031

The global moist wound dressings market size was valued at $4.1 billion in 2021, and is projected to reach $6.8 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2022 to 2031. The moist wound dressings market is gaining significant popularity as wounds heal faster and with less scarring in a moist environment.

Moist Wound Dressings Market

The moist wound dressing activates collagen synthesis, reduces pain and promotes keratinocyte migration. Moist wound dressings facilitate faster healing, which is three to five times faster than dry healing.  In a moist environment, the keratinocyte cells function more efficiently as they can easily travel to the wound surface more quickly.  The moist environment creates hypoxic environment in the wound bed, reduces the pH, promotes angiogenesis, and makes wound area inhospitable to bacteria. Moist environment promotes topical treatment for tissue and cell transplantation. These factors are anticipated to boost the moist wound dressings market size as it plays a vital role in managing both chronic and acute wounds.

In moist wound dressing, moisture is essential for wound healing. However, excess of moisture can be harmful. For instance, the fluid discharge from wound is rich in a protein-melting enzyme that helps in removing dead tissue from the wound bed. However, these enzymes can also melt the normal skin around the wound. Excessive wetness or moisture in the wound can lead to fungal or yeast growth. These factors are anticipated to restrain the moist wound dressings market share during the forecast period.

The moist wound dressings industry is estimated to grow rapidly as wounds in optimally moist environments have faster healing. It is estimated that moist wound healing is three to five times quicker than dry wound healing. Moist wound dressing is used for a variety of wound types, including burns, traumatic wounds, pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers, and diabetic foot ulcers. In addition, with moist wound dressing, the keratinocyte functions more quickly, which plays a vital role in wound healing. Moist wound healing stimulates collagen synthesis as moisture promotes the production of collagen by fibroblasts. Increased collagen production helps the body to lay down the matrix for new tissue more quickly due to which the healing is faster. These factors are anticipated to boost the moist wound dressings market opportunity in the coming years.

The latest advancements in the moist wound dressings market such as the use of non-medicated dressings based on alginates and hydrocolloids which are present in the form of film, gel, and laminar foam is estimated to boost the market growth. For instance, alginate dressings are made using calcium salt and sodium alginic acid in the form of flexible fibers and foams. The benefit of alginate dressings is that they can absorb excess wound secretions up to twenty times their weight due to non-stickiness and porosity.

Hydrogel dressings are made from inflatable, hydrophilic, and insoluble materials, often supplied as gel and film. These dressings contain 70-90% water, which can absorb a large number of ulcers. These dressings can be widely used on skin tears, surgical wounds, burns, and pressure ulcers. Various company initiatives such as business expansion, product launches, and acquisitions are estimated to provide significant growth opportunities. For instance, in March 2020, Advanced Medical Solutions Group Plc acquired Raleigh Adhesion Coatings Ltd., an independent wound care and bio-diagnostics coatings company. This acquisition expanded the company's product line and strengthened its market position.

The key players profiled in this report include Coloplast A/S, 3M, Cardinal Health, Inc., Medline Industries, Inc., Smith & Nephew plc, B. Braun, Convatec Group plc, Systagenix Wound Management Ltd., Derma Sciences, and Hollister Incorporated.  For instance, in October 2022, Healthium MedTech, a leading medtech company, launched a new wound dressing portfolio that can be used for the treatment of chronic wounds like leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers.

The moist wound dressings market is segmented on the basis of product, application, enduse, and region. On the basis of product, the market is segmented into foam dressings, hydrocolloid dressings, film dressings, alginate dressings, hydrogel dressings, and other dressings. On the basis of application, the market is classified into diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers, surgical & traumatic wounds, burns, and others. On the basis of enduse, the market is classified into hospitals, clinics, and home healthcare. On the basis of region, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The moist wound dressings market is segmented into Product, Application and End Use.

Moist Wound Dressings Market by Product

On the basis of product, the foam dressings segment dominated the market in 2021. Foam dressings are polyurethane wound dressings that are partially permeable. Foam dressings are quite common in wounds with moderate-to-heavy exudate as they offer a moist wound environment. These dressings are very adaptable and offer a cushioning effect. Foam dressings are effective for treating surgical wounds, skin grafts, minor burns, skin irritation, infected wounds, facial injuries, draining mucous membrane wounds, and leg ulcers. These factors are predicted to drive the growth of the foam dressings segment during the moist wound dressings market forecast period.

Moist Wound Dressings Market by Application

On the basis of application, the surgical & traumatic wounds segment dominated the market in 2021. The rise in incidence of injuries is projected to increase the number of people seeking chronic injury treatment. When surgical and traumatic wounds are treated with moist wound dressings, patients experience less pain due to the moist environment, which prevents the wound from desiccating.

Moist Wound Dressings Market by End Use

On the basis of end use, the hospitals segment dominated the global moist wound dressings market share in 2021. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the use of moist wound dressings to treat various injuries in hospitals. In hospitals, a large number of surgeries are performed, owing to which moist dressings such as foam dressings, alginate dressings, hydrocolloid dressings, and film dressings are widely used to treat pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, surgical & traumatic wounds, and others.

Moist Wound Dressings Market by Region

On the basis of region, Asia-Pacific region is estimated to show the fastest growth during the forecast period. This is because the demand for moist wound dressings is increasing rapidly in countries, such as India and China, owing to an increase in the number of injuries. For instance, injuries are the fifth leading cause of death in China owing to its ageing population, which is more likely to suffer from injuries and wounds. In India, an increase in the number of injuries and deaths from road accidents is anticipated to drive the moist wound dressings market demand.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Moist Wound Dressings Industry

  • COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on the healthcare sector. The moist wound dressing market experienced sluggish demand and during pandemic. This was majorly due to low hospital admissions owing to the fear of the spread of the coronavirus.
  • The frequency of hospital admissions for minor injuries and wounds was extremely low and only wound hemorrhagic complexities or extreme infection cases were admitted to the hospitals.
  • To cope with the pandemic crisis, many primary care physicians adopted telemedicine practices for wound care management. These initiatives helped in reducing the risk of infection, thereby maintaining the social distancing norms.
  • The launch of novel therapies during the pandemic such as nanotechnology and electrical stimulation is estimated to boost the moist wound dressings market growth during the forecast period.
  • Telemedicine practices adopted during the pandemic helped patients in managing their health conditions, thereby minimizing hospitalization and surgery rate.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the moist wound dressings market analysis from 2021 to 2031 to identify the prevailing moist wound dressings market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the moist wound dressings market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global moist wound dressings market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Moist Wound Dressings Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Market Size By 2031
Market Size By 2031

USD 6.8 billion

Growth Rate
Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.2%

Forecast period
Forecast period

2021 - 2031

Report Pages
Report Pages

280

Moist Wound Dressings Market By Product
By Product
  • Foam Dressings
  • Hydrocolloid Dressings
  • Film Dressings
  • Alginate Dressings
  • Hydrogel Dressings
  • Other Dressings
Moist Wound Dressings Market By Application
By Application
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Surgical and Traumatic Wounds
  • Burns
  • Others
Moist Wound Dressings Market By End Use
By End Use
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Home Healthcare
Moist Wound Dressings Market By Region
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Rest Of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest Of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Rest Of LAMEA)
Key Market Players
Key Market Players

Cardinal Health, INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES (DERMA SCIENCES), Convatec Inc., Medline Industries, Inc., 3M, Mölnlycke Health Care AB, Coloplast Group, Smith+Nephew, B. Braun SE

Analyst Review

An increase in demand for moist wound dressings due to the high incidence of accidents and related injuries is the key factor that is projected to drive the growth of the global moist wound dressings market during the forecast period. An increase in the prevalence of diabetic hypertension, venous stasis, and foot ulcers is also expanding the moist wound dressings market size. Some of the benefits associated with moist wound dressings include faster healing, pain reduction, autolytic debridement, and enhanced keratinocyte cell functioning. However, alternatives for moist wound dressings, such as antimicrobials and negative pressure wound therapy, are the key factors expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period. On the contrary, novel innovations in technologies and wound care products such as nanotechnology and electrical simulation are anticipated to provide remunerative opportunities for key players to maintain the pace of the moist wound dressing market in the coming years.

Among the analyzed regions, North America accounted for the highest market share in 2021, followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Increasing patient awareness regarding infections is one of the key factors responsible for the leading position of North America’s moist wound dressings market.

 

Author Name(s) : Neha Mittal| Payal Suresh Ghurde | Surya Sanka
Frequently Asked Questions?

The diverse applications of moist wound dressings across diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers, surgical and traumatic wounds burns, and others drive the market. In addition, hospitals, clinics, and home healthcare’s use of patient wound dressing careis estimated to generate excellent opportunities in the moist wound dressings market.

The major growth strategies adopted by the moist wound dressings market players are product launches and mergers & acquisitions.

Asia-Pacific will provide more business opportunities for the global moist wound dressings market in the future.

The use of moist wound dressings in diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers, surgical and traumatic wounds burns, and others is estimated to drive the adoption of moist wound dressings.

The report provides an extensive qualitative and quantitative analysis of the current trends and future estimations of the global moist wound dressings market from 2022 to 2031 to determine the prevailing opportunities.

Diabetic foot ulcer and pressure ulcer patients are the major customers in the global moist wound dressings market.

The hospitals end-use segment acquired the maximum share of the global moist wound dressings market in 2021.

Coloplast A/S, 3M Healthcare, and Cardinal Health, Inc. are the major players in the moist wound dressings market.

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Moist Wound Dressings Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031