The private healthcare sector is facing twice the burden—investing additional manpower, equipment, consumables, and other resources to ensure 100% preparedness for safety in hospitals and the eventual treatment of patients alongside the sharp drop in out-patient footfall, elective surgeries, and international patients. Moreover, hospitals are affected by this pandemic as a clear lack in the number of healthcare professionals is being experienced in developed as well as developing countries.  

The pandemic has also affected the orthopedics field since doctors are not adequately able to concentrate on regular patients since they are being redeployed for treating COVID-19 patients. Therefore, performing orthopedics and trauma surgeries has become a significant challenge with the non-availability of hospital staff and operation facilities. 

The current global COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted markets across multiple sectors and industries such as healthcare, oil & petroleum, aeronautics & defense, and food & beverage. Majority of these industries are experiencing a period of uncertainty in terms of global economic conditions, the regional impact of the pandemic on businesses, government laws and preventive regulations, demand from end users, and challenges faced in the supply chain and logistics. 

Download PDF Brochure @

The rising geriatric population across the globe is considered a major factor supporting market growth as geriatric individuals are more susceptible to various health conditions. These factors are driving the demand and adoption of various treatment procedures, including compression therapy, among patients. Moreover, compression therapy products are increasingly being preferred as the first line of treatment for major target indications and for post-surgery rehabilitation. 


Globally, several standards, including the German RAL, French ASQUL, and British standards, exist with different pressure specifications included in each standard. For instance, as per the British, French, and German standards, the pressure applied by Class I compression hosiery should be 14–17 mmHg, 15 mmHg, and 18–21 mmHg, respectively.

Currently, the pressure exerted by stockings is determined by manufacturers on the basis of their laboratory measurements due to the lack of uniform standards for graduated compression stockings worldwide. In addition, factors such as the elasticity and stiffness of stocking material and the size and shape of a patient’s legs can affect the overall pressure exerted by the garment.

Several treatment options, including surgeries, ablation procedures, sclerotherapy, and ligation, are available for chronic venous diseases such as chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins & spider veins, leg swelling and pain, and leg ulcers.

The major players in the compression therapy market are DJO Global, Inc. (US), BSN medical (US), medi GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Tactile Medical (US), SIGVARIS (Switzerland), Sanyleg S.r.l. (Italy), 3M Company (US), ConvaTec Inc. (US), ArjoHuntleigh (Getinge Group, Sweden), and Julius Zorn GmbH (Germany).