Operating tables are specialized medical equipment used by surgeons and medical staff during surgical procedures. They are designed to position patients comfortably and safely while allowing the surgical team easy access to all parts of the body. Features such as adjustable height, electromagnetic brakes, and radiolucent carbon fiber materials help surgeons perform procedures efficiently. Common operating table configurations include general surgery tables, orthopedic tables, andcardiovascular tables optimized for specific clinical specialties.
The global operating table market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1.5 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 3.3% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
The global operating table market is driven by the growing demand for hybrid operating rooms from hospitals and surgical centers. Hybrid operating rooms are advanced surgical suites equipped for both traditional open surgeries and minimally invasive procedures. They combine imaging and navigation technologies like MRI, CT scan, fluoroscopy with the operating room environment. This allows surgeons to conduct complex surgeries involving multiple specialties in a single setting. Hybrid operating rooms require specially designed operating tables that are radiolucent and compatible with imaging equipment for intraoperative imaging guidance. Many leading hospitals are now investing in hybrid ORs to offer improved surgical outcomes for conditions like orthopedic trauma, cardiology, and oncology. This rising adoption of hybrid ORs will promote demand for specialized operating tables during the forecast period.
Growing demand for minimally invasive surgeries is another key driver boosting the operating table market. Minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopy and arthroscopy are preferred over traditional open surgeries as they cause less pain, shorter recovery times and lower risk of surgical site infections. Operating tables used for minimally invasive procedures feature adjustable shoulder supports, articulating backs and articulating leg supports to position patients comfortably in Trendelenburg or reverse Trendelenburg positions. They also have radiolucent carbon fiber designs compatible with intraoperative imaging and navigation systems. As minimally invasive surgeries gain greater acceptance worldwide, the demand for operating tables tailored for such procedures will correspondingly increase through 2030.
The operating table market can be segmented into general operating tables, specialty operating tables, and procedure-specific operating tables. Among these, general operating tables hold the major market share as they are used for multiple procedures. These tables are highly adjustable and offer mobility as well as flexibility to the medical staff during surgeries.
Political: The government regulations regarding the quality and safety of operating tables are becoming more stringent to ensure better healthcare facilities for patients. This is positively impacting the market growth.
Economic: With rising healthcare spending and increasing number of surgeries taking place, demand for technologically advanced operating tables is surging in developed economies. At the same time, emerging nations are investing in healthcare infrastructure development.
Social: Growing focus on the well-being of patients along with their convenience has led to higher demand for features like adjustable heights, flexible accessories, etc. in operating tables. User safety and comfort are big social determinants of market growth.
Technological: Integration of digital systems, IoT connectivity, and imaging software in operating tables has enhanced functionality. Features such as adjustable lights, automated locking systems are being incorporated.
The Global Operating Table Market Growth is expected to witness high over the forecast period supported by ncreasing surgical procedures worldwide.
Regionally, North America holds the largest market share owing to a well-established healthcare system and growing funding for medical devices in the region. Europe, being one of the early adopters of advanced medical technologies, is another prominent market for operating tables.
Key players operating in the operating table market are Polyclean Technologies Inc., Goverdhan Polygran Pvt. Ltd., Nidhi Enterprises, S.S.B Polymers & S.S.B Enterprises, The Shakti Plastic Industries, Dar AI Khaleej Plastics, GRM Polymer, Jai Shree Balaji Plastic, Kamal Polyplast, Mittal Polymers, Nahata Plastics, Navkar Industries, Amruta Plastic, Raza Traders, Vanshika Plastic Industry, Wiwat Plastic, and Xiamen Keyuan Plastic Co., Ltd. Operating tables need frequent upgrades according to changing technological and regulatory requirements to ensure maximum patient safety, care and comfort. Therefore, manufacturers are focusing on developing innovative solutions with new features.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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