The surgical stapler is a medical device used in surgical procedures to replace traditional manual suturing. It is used to separate, remove, and suture each type of cavity and diseased tissue in the human body, as well as to reconstruct organ function.
The working principle is to use titanium staples to separate or suture tissues, similar to a stapler. It is highly efficient, easy to operate, and has advantages such as tight and appropriate sealing, strong adaptive tissue to the suture staples, and few side effects or surgical complications, resulting in a high success rate. Therefore, surgical staplers are favored by clinicians and surgeons and are widely used in various surgical procedures.
In recent years, the Chinese domestic surgical stapling devices market has been dominated by foreign capital. The market for laparoscopic staplers is dominated by foreign brands due to their high technical level. Domestic open stapler products have gained a certain market share after years of effort. Currently, the domestic and imported product structure is relatively stable and the market competition is fierce.
In addition, the concentration of the stapler industry in China is generally low, showing a small and scattered status, so a scale development pattern has not yet formed.
Currently, mechanical staplers are used in clinical practice, requiring manual compression and manual firing. Thus, doctors need to rely on their personal experience to judge the required compression time, compression intensity, cutting speed, and select the corresponding staples based on tissue thickness. This creates a situation in which the surgical effect depends largely on the doctor's operation skills.
Laparoscopic staplers are promoted and used by domestic and foreign clinical surgeons due to unique advantages such as small surgical trauma, low stress response, and fast postoperative recovery.
With the development of minimally invasive surgery, staplers for gastric surgery reconstruction have gradually replaced manual suturing as the main means of abdominal cavity anastomosis. In recent years, with the extensive application and popularity of staplers in clinical practice, the stapler industry has experienced rapid development.
Due to the development of modern technology and processing techniques, single-use staplers have slowly replaced reusable staplers. The stapler series has been developed for different surgeries and body locations. Stapler technology has started to integrate with artificial intelligence and robots to enable intelligent staplers.
In 2021, the global surgical staplers market's sales revenue was 8,387 million US dollars. Analysts predict that the market's sales revenue will reach 13,818 million US dollars in 2028. The compound annual growth rate of the market from 2022 to 2028 is 7.13%. With the popularization of minimally invasive surgery, the spread of stapler use will continue to promote the growth of the stapler market.
From a regional perspective, the Chinese market has developed rapidly in recent years. In 2021, the market size was 1,219 million US dollars, accounting for 14.53% of the global market. It is predicted that the market size will reach 3,275 million US dollars in 2028, and China's share of the global market will be 23.7%.
The stapler can be divided into open staplers and laparoscopic staplers. According to an analyst's survey, laparoscopic staplers have the largest market share. In 2021, they accounted for 64.18% of the global surgical staplers market, with a market size of 5,383 million US dollars.
Staplers can be subdivided into linear staplers, circular (tubular) staplers, linear cutting staplers, purse-string staplers, skin and fascia staplers, and (thoracoabdominal) laparoscopic staplers based on structure and function and range of application.
The downstream application markets of staplers are colorectal surgery, gastric surgery, lung surgery, esophageal surgery, and others. Among them, colorectal surgery has the largest proportion, accounting for 29.9% of the market share in 2021.