Analgesic infusion pumps are devices used for pain management that deliver analgesic drugs into a patient’s body. Analgesic drug delivery provides relief from chronic disorders such as failed back syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, pneumonia, tachycardia, hypertension, myocardial infarction, myocardial ischemia, and post-operative pain. Common medications used in analgesic infusion pumps to treat pain include lidocaine, morphine, and phenol. In some cases, analgesic infusion pumps are also used to treat certain neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy or spinal cord injury that can cause spasticity of muscles in the body. Analgesic infusion pumps can be external devices or implanted inside the body. Analysts forecast the Global Analgesic Infusion Pumps market will grow at a CAGR of 3.58 percent over the period 2013-2018.
The Report recognizes the following companies as the key players in Global Analgesic Infusion Pumps Market: Baxter International Inc., Codman & Shurtleff Inc., Flowonix Medical Inc., Medtronic Inc., Smiths Medical, Braun Melsungen AG, Hospira Inc., I-Flow Corp., Sorenson Medical Products Inc., Stryker Corp.
There has been an increased use of programmable analgesic infusion pumps for pain management. Programmable analgesic pumps deliver the medication according to a programmable computer. The pump is programmed to release the medication gradually over a period of time as per patient requirement. The medication is delivered either in a continuous infusion or in specific amounts at different intervals. The analgesic pump may also be programmed for self-administration of doses. Several programmable analgesic infusion pumps have been launched by vendors in the Global Analgesic Infusion Pumps market.
The Global Analgesic Infusion Pumps market can be divided into two segments: PCA Pumps (external analgesic pumps) and Intrathecal Pumps.
Global Analgesic Infusion Pumps Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Analgesic Infusion Pumps market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
According to the report, the Global Analgesic Infusion Pumps market is driven by several factors, of which the increasing aging population is one of the major drivers. As a person ages, the incidence and prevalence of certain pain syndromes also increases, thereby increasing demand for analgesic infusion pumps.
Further, the report states that one of the major challenges is the presence of substitutes such as oral medications, and neurostimulators for pain management in patients.
- Baxter International Inc.
- Codman & Shurtleff Inc.
- Flowonix Medical Inc.
- Medtronic Inc.
- Smiths Medical