Disruption of normal skin structure and function causes wound. Wound cleansing usually depends on underlying cause of a wound and effective management of symptoms associated with wound such as pain, infection, exudate and sepsis. A wound cleanser should be functional in the presence of organic material such as necrotic tissue, slough, or blood. Also, a wound cleanser must be stable, hypoallergenic, nontoxic to tender tissue, and readily available. Wound cleanser must be able to reduce the number of microorganisms that are formed on the surface of the wound. Main reason for delayed healing of wounds is the infection at the wound site. Most common causes of wounds are trauma (initial or repetitive), animal bites or insect stings, scalds and burns both physical and chemical, vascular compromise, pressure, arterial, immunodeficiency, connective tissue disorders, venous or mixed, malignancy, metabolic disease, including diabetes, nutritional adverse effects of medications, deficiencies psychosocial disorders.
These infections are treated with cleaning of a wound and subsequent application of antiseptic and applying a proper dressing to wound based on the type of wound. Four stages of wound healing are hemostasis, inflammation phase, proliferative phase, remodeling or maturation Phase. Wound cleaning products differs depending upon stages of acute and chronic wounds. Wound cleanser products helps to remove free floating bacteria and loose debris. Best of the bandages and wound dressing would not work if the wound is not cleared properly.
Wound cleanser products market is developing as the incidence and prevalence of chronic wounds and diabetic patients is growing rapidly around the world. Major factors driving the wound cleanser products market is increase in incident of accidents, sports injuries, increase in adoption rate of wound cleanser products, and unabating improvement in wound cleansing products like amalgamation of antibiotics with wound cleansers. Though, scarcity of adequate reimbursement policies and high price in developing countries are the main obstacle in the growth of wound cleanser products market.
Global wound cleanser products market is classified on the basis of type of wound, end user and geography. Depending on the type, wound cleanser products are segmented as acute wounds and chronic wounds. Acute wounds are segment as laceration, puncture, abrasion, incision, and avulsion. A chronic wound cultivates only when an acute wound is not able to heal in the expected time frame. Depending upon the severity of the wound the wound takes time to heal. Chronic wounds are segmented as ulcers, infectious wounds, Radiation poisoning wounds, surgical wounds, and ischemic wounds. Ulcers are observed to be most common type of chronic wounds and they are further sub segmented into pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, and diabetic ulcers. Surgical wounds also need to be monitored properly or make sure they are healing properly as they can further get infected, chances of surgical wound getting infected are low but the incidence cannot be rule out. Chances of developing a surgical wound infection increase if the patient has diabetes or weakened immunity. Emergency surgeries, abdominal surgeries, and surgeries that last for more than 2 hours attract a higher risk of infection. Based on the end user wound cleanser products market is segmented as hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinics and homecare settings.
Globally, the wound cleanser products market is realizing a surprising growth due to increasing tendency of general public towards spending for enhanced wound care rather than dealing with the complications later. Consequently, increasing awareness about wellness, hygiene and health among the general public, extremely affordable products promises a prosperous and better outlook in the wound cleanser products market. The leading companies in the market are investing heavily in educating people about the benefits of wound cleansing, this which is likely to have optimistic impact on growth of the wound cleanser products market. Besides, the increasing interest of pharmaceutical companies in the wound cleansing products segment will make the existing wound cleanser products market more standardized and competitive in terms of quality assurance.
Geographically, the wound cleanser products market is segmented into five key regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa.
North America followed by Europe accounts for largest market share in global wound cleanser products due to increasing prevalence of patients with chronic wound such as arterial or venous ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers, developed healthcare infrastructure, growing aging population, rising various chronic diseases such as peripheral vascular diseases, diabetes. Europe region is also presenting a lucrative market as the rate of adoption for wound cleanser products market is growing for burns, diabetic patients, acute and chronic wounds. Asia Pacific is rising with a significant CAGR for wound cleanser products market due to increase in healthcare awareness. Also it is the fastest emerging market for wound cleanser products, owing to the reason that countries like China and India are more promising because of growing number of hospitals in these regions and large population pool.
Some of the key players operating in wound cleanser products market are 3M Healthcare, B Braun Medical Inc., Hollister Wound Care, Smith & Nephew plc, C. R. Bard, Inc., Medtronic Plc, Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Derma Sciences Inc., Reckitt Benckiser Group plc among several others.
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