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Pelvic Floor Stimulation Devices Market- Industry Analysis,Forecast 2024

Market for Pelvic Floor Stimulation Devices is driven by Aging population, increasing urinary tract infection; Pelvic Floor Stimulation Devices market are segmented as Geography, and type of stimulator.


Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/16/2016 -- Pelvic Floor Stimulation Devices Market: Overview

Pelvic floor stimulation (PFS) is a non surgical process which activates nerves and muscle mechanism of pelvic floor to treat urinary incontinence and devices used in this process are called pelvic floor stimulating devices. Urinary incontinence is a condition defined as an involuntary leakage of urine which is more common in female compared with male; it leads to decreased quality of life. PFS is frequently prescribed to strengthen neuromuscular mechanism of the pelvic floor for the treatment of stress and mixed incontinence. With the help of pelvic floor stimulation devices, patients suffering from urinary incontinence regain control over bladder muscle.

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PFS involves controlled electrical or magnetic stimulation with non implantable stimulator to nerves of pelvic floor and bladder in which electrodes are placed around vagina, rectum or around anus and are connected to battery operated device. Frequency, amplitude of stimulation, pulse duration, treatments per day and number of treatment cycles depends on type and severity of incontinence. The devices for PFS beneficial for patients as it exercises correct bladder muscle, no surgery is required and require minimal patient participation.

Pelvic Floor Stimulation Devices Market: Trends and Drivers

According to US National Institutes of Health, in 2012 approximately 13 million adult women and 6 million adult males above 40 years are suffering from urinary incontinence in US alone and UK health data suggests that in UK 4 in 100 adult male while 1 in 5 women are suffering from this disorder. As per Canadian Incontinence Foundation, 3.3 millions Canadian above age of 40 years which is 10% of population are suffering from some kind of urinary incontinence. The data of urinary incontinence in child is not known in any of the countries in the world. Weakening of pelvis floor muscle, menopause, obesity, constipation, urinary tract infections, alcoholism are main causes of urinary incontinence. Aging population, increasing urinary tract infection, increasing alcoholism and obesity are drivers for urinary incontinence and therefore driving the market for devices used to stimulate pelvic floor. Increasing healthcare related awareness among patients and healthcare professionals in developing countries world such as Asia-Pacific countries, South American countries driving market growth in upward direction. On the other hand high cost involve in device may hinder the overall growth of the market.

Pelvic Floor Stimulation Devices Market: Segmentation

Pelvic Floor Stimulation Devices market can be segmented according to two categories such as Geography, and type of stimulator. Geographically market for Pelvic Floor Stimulation Devices can be segmented in four regions namely North American, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World, out of all these segments North America region have highest contribution followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World respectively.

On the other hand, the market for pelvic floor stimulation devices can be segmented in two segments mainly electrical devices and magnetic devices. Out of these two segments, electric devices segment accounts for a major share because of popularity of these devices among clinicians and patients whereas magnetic devices are introduced recently and still the second choice for physicians and patients due to a lower adoption.

There are many companies operating in this market out of which Liberty, Athena, Active Life Technologies, Mediwatch are major companies in electrical devices while EMD medical Technologies, MCube Technology and ISKRA medical catering magnetic devices. Recently InControl Medical, LLC got approval from US FDA for pelvic floor stimulator device named ToneMV for the treatment of male urinary incontinences.

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