Surgical Drains/Wound Drainage Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

The market is segmented by Type (Active Drains and Passive Drains), Product, Application, End-user, and Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America



Key Players:

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Market Overview

The rate of surgical procedures continues to increase annually. Ultimately, an increase in the number of surgeries has resulted in the growth of the surgical drains/wound drainage market, as the demand for these devices in various surgeries is growing.

As per the report from National Institute of Health (NIH, 2017), in Central Latin America, the surgical need was ranged from 3,383 operations per 100,000 whereas, in Western Sub-Saharan Africa it was 6,495 operations per 100,000. This indicates that the need for surgical procedures varies with geography. However, due to an increase in the number of surgeries, there has been an increased usage of surgical drains. There has also been an increase in smoking and alcohol consumption, which results in the rise of cancer-related surgeries. The rising number of cancer-related surgeries is boosting the growth of the global surgical drain/wound drainage market. These devices are majorly used for the removal of fluid and air buildup at the surgical site. They are used to prevent the accumulation of fluids, such as infected fluids, blood, and pus.

The growing number of surgical procedures in various regions (especially those related to orthopedics) is a primary factor bolstering the demand for wound drainage systems. These devices help to reduce the buildup of air and characterization of fluid. The application of the type of drains depends on which surgery is being performed. A variety of drain devices are easily available in various sizes and shapes for different types of surgeries. Hence, the increasing number of surgeries across the globe helps in driving the surgical drains/wound drainage market.

Scope of the Report

The drainage systems are widely used to drain out air and accumulated fluids, especially blood and pus, which facilitates wound healing. Surgical drains are getting increasing acceptance in a variety of surgical procedures. These wound drainage systems have also become common for healing wounds and reducing the occurrence of infection in abdominal procedures and orthopedic surgeries, notably in joint replacements

By Product
Surgical Drainage Systems
Open Surgical Drainage Systems
Closed Srugical Drainage Systems
By Type
Active Drains
Passive Drains
By Application
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Abdominal surgery
End User
Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCS) & Clinics
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Active Drains are Expected to Witness Highest CAGR in the Type Segment

Active drains are not exposed to the atmosphere in order to prevent the growth of bacteria. They are capable of keeping the wound dry and removing excess fluid efficiently. Active drains are maintained under suction (which may be low or high pressure).

The active wound drainage system is increasingly occupying a key role in improving the outcomes of cardiothoracic surgeries, especially in pediatrics. Thus, with an increase in the prevalence of chronic and other diseases (like osteoporosis and arthritis), the usage of active surgical drain devices has been increasing in various end-user settings. In recent years, this appears to be driven largely by substantial technological advancements in the medical devices market.

ClearFlow, Inc., a US-based medical device company, which develops or manufactures active wound drainage system for draining out blood and fluid, announced in June, 2017, that it received United States Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) clearance for its proprietary active clearance technology, aimed for preventing or reducing chest drains from clot occlusion in adults as well as children after cardiac surgeries. 

For instance, Altitude Dry Suction Chest Drainage Unit is a device developed by Medtronic to remove accumulated fluid using wall suction in cardiothoracic surgeries. Therefore, looking at the overall usage of the active drains, it is believed to show the fastest growth in the coming future.

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North America to Dominate the Market in the Forecast Period

North America is expected to show the highest growth, due to increasing R&D investments and various supportive government initiatives directed toward the reduction of chronic diseases, globally, which can be attributed to the growth of the surgical drains/wound drainage market. There has been an increase in the number of chronic diseases, which has helped in the growth of the market.

According to the American Academy of Neurology, in the United States, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease have been ranked as third and sixth leading causes of death, respectively. These facts are indicative of an alarming increase in neurological disorders that often require surgical intervention upon diagnosis. This rise has, thus, contributed to the increase in demand for drains that are used for surgeries.


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Competitive Landscape

The market for the surgical drains/wound drainage is moderately competitive and is inclusive of the global as well as local players. With the rising burden of surgeries and the growing demand for the products related to the same, new companies are coming up in the market and they are expected to grab substantial share in the coming future.

Major Players

  1. B. Braun Melsungen AG
  2. Cardinal Health
  3. Zimmer Biomet
  4. Cook Group
  5. McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc.

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below

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Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Number of Surgeries

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Prevalence of Chronic Diseases

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Risk Related to Surgical Drains

      2. 4.3.2 Rise In Number of Minimally Invasive Surgeries

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product

      1. 5.1.1 Accessories

      2. 5.1.2 Surgical Drainage Systems

        1. Open Surgical Drainage Systems

        2. Closed Srugical Drainage Systems

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 Active Drains

      2. 5.2.2 Passive Drains

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

      2. 5.3.2 Neurosurgery

      3. 5.3.3 Abdominal surgery

      4. 5.3.4 Orthopedics

      5. 5.3.5 Others

    4. 5.4 End User

      1. 5.4.1 Hospitals

      2. 5.4.2 Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCS) & Clinics

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 Middle East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa

      5. 5.5.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 B. Braun

      2. 6.1.2 Cardinal Health

      3. 6.1.3 ConvaTec Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Cook Medical

      5. 6.1.5 Degania Silicone Ltd.

      6. 6.1.6 Ethicon US, LLC

      7. 6.1.7 McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 Poly Medicure Limited

      9. 6.1.9 Romsons

      10. 6.1.10 Zimmer Biomet

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments

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