Surgical Sutures Market (By Product: Automated Suturing Devices, Sutures; By Type: Monofilaments, Multifilament; By Application: Cardiovascular surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Gynecological surgery, Opthalmic surgery, Cosmetic and plastic surgery, General surgery, Others; By End User: Hospitals, Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centres, Emergency Medical Services, Veterinary Hospitals, Veterinary Clinics; By Raw Material) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022-2030


The global surgical suture market size was estimated at USD 4.5 billion in 2021 and is expected to surpass around USD 7.2 billion by 2030 and is poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.36% from 2022 to 2030.

Surgical Sutures Market Size 2022 To 2030

Key Takeaways:

  • By type, the absorbable segment accounted market share of 55.5% in 2021.
  • By filament, the multifilament segment has had highest revenue share of 54% in 2021.
  • By application, the others segment held 36% revenue share in 2021. However, the cardiovascular surgery segment hit second-largest market share in 2021.
  • The North America region accounted 42% revenue share in 2021.

Surgical sutures fall under category of equipments used in the medical sector for closing of open wounds. Wide variety of wounds are presented by the patients resulting from local injuries or road traffic accidents and surgical wounds. The various suturing materials that are used by the health care sector with a view to perform a perfect closure of the open wounds has boosted the market for surgical centers. The quality and material of the sutures depends upon the type of wound and the location of the injury on the body.

The surgical sutures are also divided according to the various shapes and sizes of the needles that are attached to the suturing material. The pattern of suture that has to be performed on the body of the individual also affects the selection of the suturing material. Almost every major surgery is completed by the use of surgical sutures which helps in closing the body part and restoring the normal external anatomy of the person. Other than the thread type of surgical sutures which are commonly used, staples form totally different type of sutures which makes the work faster and provides quick healing. These are mainly used in the orthopedic sector to avoid sepsis and infection in the body of the individual.

Report Scope of the Surgical Sutures Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2022

USD 4.74 Billion

Market Size by 2030

USD 7.2 Billion

Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030 CAGR of 5.36%
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Product, Type, Raw Material, By Application, End User, Geography
Companies Mentioned

Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc (UK), Internacional Farmacéutica S.A. de C.V.(Mexico), Medtronic Plc (Ireland), Johnson & Johnson (US), B. Braun Melsungen (Germany), Smith & Nephew (UK), Deme TECH Corporation (US), Surgical Specialties Corporation (US), Boston Scientific Corporation (US), Peters Surgical (France), Dolphin Sutures (India), Derma Sciences (US), CONMED Corporation (US), Sutcon Sutures (Indonesia), Stryker Corporation (US), Healthium MedTech (India), Zimmer Biomet (US), GPC Medical (India), Lotus Surgicals (India), Vital Sutures (US), Sutumed CPT Sutures (India), Unilene (India), Mellon Medical B.V.(Netherlands), Riverpoint Medical (US)


Growth Factors

The advanced suturing material that are utilized by the healthcare industry to facilitate faster healing of open wounds has boosted the market for surgical sutures in the present times. The different sizes of needles that are available in the market according to the location and size of the wound has attracted the people towards this line of treatment. Surgical sutures play an important role during the loss of heavy blood from the arteries and veins which can be controlled easily with the help of a simple suture. The use of the different materials to ligate the nerves and arteries have also formed another segment under this category.

The orthopedic sector includes various surgical procedures such as total hip replacement surgeries, total knee replacement surgeries, alignment of fractured wounds and plating which requires opening up of the particular body part which is affected. the use of advanced suturing material which prevent easy sepsis have been used in the healthcare sector with a view to attract potential consumers and gain confidence of the patients. the use of advanced devices and equipments which assist and suturing has also emerged as a major growth factor for this market.

  • Increasing number of high velocity accidents.
  • Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases.
  • Their number of surgical procedures taking place in the developed countries.
  • Advanced suturing material present in the market.
  • Huge geriatric population undergoing various surgical procedures.
  • Increasing demand for advanced suturing instruments.

Key Market Drivers 

  • Increasing prevalence of RTA- The increasing number of vehicle users all over the world has boosted the number of road traffic accidents that take place on a daily basis. This results in two or huge number of cases with fractures and bone deformities which increases the prevalence of surgical procedures in the health care system and hence the use of suturing material increase to a great extent.
  • Huge number of people belonging to the geriatric population- The number of people belonging to the geriatric age group adults in two a huge number of surgical procedures which requires the use of suturing material. Pathological changes in the body at this age helps to drive the market for surgical sutures.
  • Aesthetic and cosmetic surgical procedures- With the increasing importance of asthetics among the people, the number of cosmetic surgical procedures have increased tremendously. Various body parts are restructured and altered to obtain the desired shape and increase the aesthetic value of the individual.

Key market challenges

  • High cost of advanced suturing materials- The advanced suturing material that are introduced into the market by key market players have a high cost as compared to the ordinary materials that are available. This makes it difficult for the people to opt for such advanced technologies which in turn challenges the growth of the market during the forecast period. A lower disposable income available with the people also hampers the growth of the market to a great extent.
  • Lack of skilled workforce- Introduction of advanced equipments and suturing materials in the healthcare system demands the presence of skilled professionals into the sector. A lack of skilled workforce in the healthcare system has hampered the growth of the market to a great extent. This leads to a loss of confidence among the patients which hinders the growth of the market tremendously.
  • Variability of tensile strength- The tensile strength of the suturing material where is according to the type of sutures and materials used. A fault in the suturing pattern may disturb the arrangement of the suture and hampers the healing process of the wound. Such conditions may result into sepsis and complicate the surgical procedure. 

Key market opportunities

  • Emerging underdeveloped countries- The rapid demand of advanced health care facilities among the people residing in the developing nations has helped to boost the market for surgical sutures. Rapid acceptance of advanced technologies and equipment among the people has it driven the market to new heights. Advanced equipments that are used by the health care system for suturing the wounds has attracted the potential consumers which helps the market to record a considerable revenue over the period of time.
  • Advanced health care facilities provided by government- The government of many countries have taken active participation with a view to enhance the facilities that are provided to their citizens. The facilities that are provided by the government include the use of high quality equipments and surgical materials that facilitate easy healing of wounds. Health insurance companies provide better reimbursement facilities to their consumers with a view to encourage the use of advanced suturing materials.
  • Increasing investment by key market players- Extensive research and development programs which are carried out by the key market players with a view to introduce new and advanced suturing materials into the market which will increase the demand among the potential consumers has emerged as a major opportunity for the growth of the surgical sutures market during the forecast period. Huge investments are made by the key market players to encourage the development and use of advanced surgical techniques and materials which will in turn facilitate the growth of the market to a great extent.

Product Insights

On the basis of product, the market of suture threads has experienced the maximum growth due to the huge demand in the health care industry. the use of surgical threads in order to close a wound has been considered as the first choice in many healthcare sectors due to their cost-effective features which enables a common man to opt for such products.

Automated sharing devices on the other hand, impose an additional cost on the treatment procedure which makes this technology unaffordable for the common people. Surgical sutures are used extensively in the gynecological procedures which facilitates easy healing of wound. Automated suturing devices require a lesser amount of time to complete the surgical procedure.

Type Insights

On the basis of type, the segment of multifilament as acquired a larger market share as compared to its competitors due to the rapidly increasing complex surgeries which have taken place all over the world. The huge number of people belonging to the geriatric population results into a number of complex surgical procedures which has helped this market to record a considerable revenue over a period of time.

Surgical Sutures Market Share, By Type, 2021 (%)

The additional benefit of wound healing which is provided by this material behaves as a major growth factor for the market. The reimbursement facilities that are provided by the insurance companies encourage the use of such advanced materials by the health care industry.

Application Insights

On the basis of application, the segment of cardiovascular surgeries has acquired the largest market share which has resulted from the huge number of surgical cases carried out all over the world. The number of people suffering with cardiovascular disorders as increased with the rapid increase in work stress and obesity among the people. The modern lifestyle practices followed by the people has hampered the health of the heart to a great extent.

Advanced surgical suturing options are opted for by the people with a view to facilitate the wound healing process. Advanced suturing materials are utilized for ophthalmic surgeries to facilitate the healing process within a shorter period of time. Orthopedic surgery and gynecological surgery also use varied type of suturing materials for the procedures.

End User Insights

On the basis of end user, the segment of hospitals has shown the fastest growth resulting from the huge number of patients that present themselves to a hospital in the event of an accident or a major pathological disorder. Surgical procedures are usually carried out in a hospital set-up where the presence of other multiple facilities helps the entire process to be carried out smoothly.

Surgical Sutures Market Share, By Region, 2021 (%)

Regions Revenue Share in 2021 (%)
North America 42%
Asia Pacific 20%
Europe 24%
Latin America 8%
MEA 6%


Why North America region dominate the market?

On the basis of geography, the region of North America has acquired the largest market share resulting from the huge number of surgical procedures that are carried out in this region pertaining to the large number of people belonging to the geriatric population.

The presence of advanced medical facilities and equipments in this region has helped the surgical sutures market to a great extent.

Recent Developments

  • In September 2020 - Novostitch pro repair system which was used for meniscal repair was launched by Smith & Nephew to introduce automated devices that will help in the procedure.
  • In December 2019 – Biomatlante was acquired by AMS, the former being producer of surgical biomaterials. This acquisition was aimed at strengthening the product portfolio of the company. The market access and research and development were also considered as the main sector for business. 

Key market players

  • Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc (UK)
  • Internacional Farmacéutica S.A. de C.V.(Mexico)
  • Medtronic Plc (Ireland)
  • Johnson & Johnson (US)
  • B. Braun Melsungen (Germany)
  • Smith & Nephew (UK)
  • Deme TECH Corporation (US)
  • Surgical Specialties Corporation (US)
  • Boston Scientific Corporation (US)
  • Peters Surgical (France)
  • Dolphin Sutures (India)
  • Derma Sciences (US)
  • CONMED Corporation (US)
  • Sutcon Sutures (Indonesia)
  • Stryker Corporation (US)
  • Healthium MedTech (India)
  • Zimmer Biomet (US)
  • GPC Medical (India)
  • Lotus Surgicals (India)
  • Vital Sutures (US)
  • Sutumed
  • CPT Sutures (India)
  • Unilene (India)
  • Mellon Medical B.V.(Netherlands)
  • Riverpoint Medical (US)

Segments covered in the report

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By Product

  • Automated Suturing Devices
    • Disposable Automated Suturing Devices
    • Reusable Automated Suturing Devices
  • Sutures
    • Natural Sutures
    • Synthetic Sutures
      • Vicryl Sutures
      • Monocryl Sutures
      • Polydioxanone Sutures
      • Polyglycolic Sutures
      • Others
    • Nylon Sutures
    • Prolene Sutures
    • Stainless Steel Sutures
    • Others
    • Absorbable Sutures
    • Nonabsorbable Sutures

By Type

  • Monofilaments
  • Multifilament

By Raw Material

  • Polyglycolic Acid Absorbable Surgical Sutures
  • Polyglactin Absorbable Surgical Sutures
  • Catgut Absorbable Surgical Sutures
  • Poliglecaprone Absorbable Surgical Sutures
  • Polydioxanone Absorbable Surgical Sutures
  • Polypropylene Non-Absorbable Surgical Sutures
  • Nylon (Poylamide) Non-Absorbable Surgical Sutures
  • Polyester Non-Absorbable Surgical Sutures
  • Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)
  • Non-Absorbable Surgical Sutures
  • Silk Non-Absorbable Surgical Sutures
  • Stainless Steel Non-Absorbable Surgical Sutures

By Application

  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Gynecological surgery
  • Opthalmic surgery
  • Cosmetic and plastic surgery
  • General surgery
  • Others

By End User

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centres
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Veterinary Hospitals
  • Veterinary Clinics

 By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • North Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of surgical suture market?
The global surgical suture market size was accounted at USD 4.5 billion in 2021 and it is expected to reach around USD 7.2 billion by 2030.
The global surgical suture market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 5.36% from 2022 to 2030.
The major players operating in the surgical suture market are Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc (UK), Internacional Farmacéutica S.A. de C.V.(Mexico), Medtronic Plc (Ireland), Johnson & Johnson (US), B. Braun Melsungen (Germany), Smith & Nephew (UK), Deme TECH Corporation (US), Surgical Specialties Corporation (US), Boston Scientific Corporation (US), Peters Surgical (France), Dolphin Sutures (India), Derma Sciences (US), CONMED Corporation (US), Sutcon Sutures (Indonesia), Stryker Corporation (US), Healthium MedTech (India) and Others
The advanced surgical suture options which are introduced into the market by the key market players has emerged as a major driving force for the growth of the surgical suture market.
North America region will lead the global surgical suture market during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.
  • Report Code:2017
  • Category:Healthcare
  • No. of Pages:150+
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