European Market Report for Hysteroscopes
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The market for hysteroscopes includes both the rigid and flexible hysteroscope segments. Trends for both the rigid and flexible segments of the hysteroscope market include movement towards devices with more advanced optic technology and better image quality. By an overwhelming margin, the dominant segment in the total hysteroscope market is rigid hysteroscopes. The hysteroscope market is growing slightly; however, the more relevant trend is the shift from flexible to rigid hysteroscopes. Growth within the hysteroscope market is limited as the patient population will not significantly change. Although, as the population ages, the number of diagnostic and operative procedures for uterine conditions should increase slightly, resulting in a higher demand for these devices. The overall hysteroscope market is constrained by the number of doctors trained to perform hysteroscopy procedures. Diagnostic procedures are generally done in an office while operative procedures are most often done in a hospital setting. Media, such as sodium chloride solution, can be administered through the hysteroscope to distend the endometrial cavity. The larger area offers the physician operating room and improved visualization. The procedure takes an average of 40 minutes and local or general anesthesia can be used.
Hysteroscopy is a procedure to view and operate in the endometrial cavity from a transcervical approach; either for diagnostic or treatment purposes. Hysteroscopy is performed using a hysteroscope. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be used for the diagnosis and treatment of intrauterine and endocervical problems; including endometrial ablation and myomectomy procedures.
Hysteroscope equipment includes three parts: the eyepiece, the barrel and the objective lens. Requirements such as a sheath will increase the size of the hysteroscope. There are multiple types and configurations of hysteroscopes available, including rigid and flexible (used most commonly in clinical settings). Additional sub-categories such as contact hysteroscopes are not covered in this report.