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Radical Market Share Shifts due to Smith+Nephew’s Acquisition of Integra LifeSciences’ Extremity Orthopedics Division


Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN) have announced that they have an agreement to acquire the Extremity Orthopedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:IART) for $240 million. 
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Editor: Mya Hastie Last Updated: 02-Oct-2020

Smith+Nephew noted that the portfolio includes devices, implants and instruments designed for shoulder replacement and reconstruction of bones in the hand, wrist and elbow, as well as the foot and ankle. This pipeline also includes a next-generation shoulder replacement system expected to be ready for full commercial launch in 2022.

Competitive Market Share Analysis

This acquisition will be greatly beneficial to Smith+Nephew’s extremities business due to the addition of Integra LifeSciences’ established sales channels along with their shoulder replacements and upper/lower extremities portfolio. Based on the recent market study, the Small Bone and Joint Orthopedic Devices market in the US was valued at over 2.6 billion by 2020. Currently holding over 2% of the US market, Smith+Nephew will be gaining an estimated 3.9% of Integra LifeSciences’ market share making the company the sixth leader in the overall small bone and joint market.

More specifically, the hand and wrist device market, being valued at over $390M by 2020, will become the biggest source of market share gain for Smith+Nephew. Integra LifeScience is currently the market leader in the wrist replacement market, with a market share of over 45%, and is the second leading competitor in the hand digit implants market, with over 23% market share. As a result of the acquisition, Smith+Nephew will now have a stronghold of these two markets while also maintaining their minor share of the distal radius plate and screw market. 

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In terms of the foot and ankle devices, the US market was valued at over $950M by 2020 and led by Wright medical, Depuy Synthes and Styker. Previously, Smith+Nephew held a market share of around 1% of the overall market while Integra LifeScience held around 9%. Post-acquisition, Smith+Nephew will become the fourth market leader in the US market and will be controlling Integra Lifesciences’ wide portfolio of foot and ankle devices, including screws, staples, fusion, and implant systems for the forefoot. 

“Integra’s Extremity Orthopedics business is an established global player in the rapidly growing extremities segment, including total shoulder replacement, and has a well-regarded specialized sales channel and a strong pipeline of new products. This strategic acquisition represents a significant opportunity to strengthen Smith+Nephew’s position in a high-value area and allows us to offer a leading extremities portfolio to customers.”

Skip Kiil, President, Global Orthopedics at Smith+Nephew

Procedural Analysis and Market Forecast

Based on the study of procedure numbers by iData Research, the orthopedic extremity market saw nearly 1.9 million procedures by 2020 and is expected to experience moderate growth to reach nearly 2.3 million in 2025. Foot and ankle procedures accounted for almost 70% of procedures performed within the small bone and joint orthopedic market. Whilst hand and wrist procedures accounted for more than 15% of total procedures.

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The US Small Bone and Joint Orthopedic device market size is expected to grow by almost 6% to reach a valuation of $3.8 billion in 2025. This growth is due in part to the wide variety of new developments emerging, primarily from the foot and ankle device market. This market experienced increasing product diversity, fueled by disease complications and patient demographic changes (ie. aging patients).

Via: Smith+Nephew