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Surgical Scalpel Market Trends, Growth and Size Analysis By Product (Disposable, Reusable Surgical Scalpel, & Accessories), Material Type (Stainless, High-Grade Carbon Steel), Application (Bariatric, Cardiovascular Surgeries), End User — Global Forecast till 2032

ID: MRFR/HC/6112-HCR | 90 Pages | Author: Kinjoll Dey| April 2024

Surgical Scalpel Market Overview

The surgical scalpel market is expected to reach USD 0.72 billion at a CAGR 3.5% during the forecast period 2023-2032. A surgical scalpel is a healthcare tool that is extremely sharp bladed. Doctors use the device for anatomical dissection and surgery. The scalpel is of two types: a single-use or disposable scalpel and the other is a reusable scalpel. The reusable ones contain blades that can be sharpened in need. The scalpel blades are packed in a sterile pouch. The blades are made of high carbon steel, stainless steel, diamond, hardened steel, titanium, etc. The rise in the prevalence of neurological and cardiovascular illnesses has resulted in a high need for Surgical Scalpel. The Demand for Surgical Scalpel has increased due to an increase in surgical preference and technical improvements in surgery. Growing health-related concerns are a major factor for the Surgical Scalpel Market.

Moreover, the growing aging population and the growing frequency of chronic illnesses are expected to drive the Surgical Scalpel Market shortly. Scalpel blades are typically tempered and hardened steel, high carbon steel, or stainless steel. Some of the important reasons for the market growth are the increasing number of surgical procedures, the growing occurrence of various chronic diseases, and the rising geriatric population are some of the major market developments.


The surgical scalpel market is segmented based on product, material type, application, end user, and region.

The global market for surgical scalpel, by product, is segmented into disposable surgical scalpel, reusable surgical scalpel, and accessories. The reusable surgical scalpel segment is further classified as scalpel handles, and surgical blades.

Based on material type, the market is segmented into stainless steels, high-grade carbon steels, and others.

Based on end user, the market is segmented into hospitals, clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, nursing centers, reference laboratories, and others.

In the current scope of the study, the segments mentioned above are covered into the four global regions, namely, the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East and African region.

The surgical scalpel market in the Americas has further been segmented into North America and South America, with the North American market divided into the US and Canada.

The European surgical scalpel market has been segmented into Western Europe and Eastern Europe. Western Europe has been classified as Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, and the rest of Western Europe.  The surgical scalpel market in Asia-Pacific has been segmented into Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, and the rest of Asia-Pacific. The surgical scalpel market in the Middle East & Africa has been segmented into the Middle East and Africa.

Regional Market Summary

Global Surgical Scalpel Market Share (%), by Region

Surgical Scalpel Market

Sources: MRFR Analysis

The Americas dominated the global market for surgical scalpel owing to the increasing healthcare expenditure presence of major market players, and rising cases of cardiovascular disorders within the region. As per the 2019 data suggested by the American College of Cardiology Foundation, coronary events are expected to occur in 1,055,000 individuals, including 720,000 new and 335,000 recurrent coronary events. It was also reported that, in 2017, around 3,244 cases of heart transplantation occurred.

In 2017, it was estimated that Europe stood second in the global surgical scalpel market. This can be attributed to the rising demand for plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing region in 2017. Improvement in the reimbursement policies drives the regional markets of the Asia Pacific region. In 2017, the Australian Government Department of Health introduced the latest Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). According to the MBS, the actual fee for caecostomy, enterostomy, gastrostomy, and suture of perforated peptic ulcer was USD 521.25 which is now reduced by 75% i.e. USD 390.95. Moreover, the actual fee for hydatid cyst of the liver, with or without suture of biliary radicles, and with omentoplasty or myeloplasty was USD 653.45 which is now reduced by 75% i.e. USD 490.10.

On the other hand, the Middle East and Africa held the least share in the global surgical scalpel market due to the low economic development, especially within the African region.

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  • Secondary Research

Secondary research was mainly used to collect and identify information useful for extensive, technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the Surgical Scalpel market. It was also used to obtain key information about major players, market classification, and segmentation according to industry trends, geographical markets, and developments related to the market and perspectives. For this study, analysts have gathered information from various credible sources, such as annual reports, SEC filings, journals, white papers, corporate presentations, company web sites, international organization of chemical manufacturers, some paid databases, and many others.Recent Development

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Market Segmentation and Key Market Players

Global Surgical Scalpel Market, by Product

  • Disposable Surgical Scalpel

  • Reusable Surgical Scalpel

    • Scalpel Handles

    • Surgical Blades

  • Accessories

Global Surgical Scalpel Market, by Material Type

  • Stainless Steel

  • High-Grade Carbon Steel

  • Others

Global Surgical Scalpel Market, by Application

  • Bariatric Surgeries

  • Cardiovascular Surgeries

  • Orthopedic Surgeries

  • General Surgeries

  • Others

Global Surgical Scalpel Market, by End User

  • Hospitals

  • Clinics

  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers

  • Nursing Centers

  • Reference Laboratories

  • Others

Global Surgical Scalpel Market, by Key Players

  • Ansell Sandel Medical Solutions LLC (Ansell)

  • Braun Melsungen AG

  • Beaver-Visitec International

  • Cincinnati Surgical Company, Inc.

  • Henry Schein, Inc.

  • Hill-Rom Services Inc.

  • Huaiyin Medical Instruments Co., Ltd 

  • Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC

  • Integra LifeSciences Corporation

  • Kai Industries Co., Ltd.

  • Kawamoto Corporation

  • Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH

  • MANI, Inc.

  • Medicom Company

  • Medtronic Plc.

  • MYCO Medical

  • pfm medical

  • PL Medical Co., LLC.

  • SouthMedic

  • Surgical Specialties Corporation

  • Swann Morton

  • Swann-Morton Limited

  • VOGT Medical

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global surgical scalpel market was valued at USD 0.72 Billion in 2032.

The global surgical scalpel market is expected to exhibit a modest 3.5% CAGR over the forecast period from 2023 to 2032.

The increasing number of surgical procedures is the major driver for the global surgical scalpel market.

The Americas hold a dominant share of more than 40% in the global surgical scalpel market.

Leading players in the global surgical scalpel market include B. Braun Melsungen, Hill-Rom Services, Henry Schein, Mani, Medicom Company, and Medtronic, among others.

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