Abdominal Pads Market Size, Share Global Analysis Report, 2023-2032
Abdominal Pads Market Size, Share Global Analysis Report, 2023-2032

Abdominal Pads Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Type (Sterile, Non-sterile); By Application; By End-use; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Published Date:Jun-2023
  • Pages: 119
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM3308
  • Base Year: 2022
  • Historical Data: 2019-2021

Report Outlook

The global abdominal pads market was valued at USD 974.83 Million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period. The market is primarily driven by increasing demand from healthcare facilities and rising awareness among consumers about the importance of wound care. Technological advancements and innovations in wound care are also driving the market's growth. Increasing incidence of chronic diseases, which often require wound care management. As the prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity continue to rise, the demand for wound care products such as abdominal pads is also increasing.

Abdominal Pads Market Size

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Abdominal pads are a medical dressing that covers and protects abdominal wounds after surgery or injury. They are typically made of soft, absorbent materials such as cotton or gauze and are designed to absorb blood and other fluids that may seep from the wound. Abdominal pads can be used in various medical settings, including hospitals, clinics, home care, and trauma centers. They are essential to wound care and are designed to facilitate healing and prevent infection. Abdominal pads may come in different sizes and shapes, depending on the size and location of the wound.

Another example is Smith & Nephew, which developed an innovative technology called "RENASYS-GO." This system is designed to help healthcare professionals manage complex wounds, including those in the abdominal area. The system includes an abdominal dressing and a portable pump that provides negative pressure wound therapy, which has been shown to improve healing times and reduce the risk of infection.

In the U.K., for instance, the backlog of people waiting for surgical treatments increased from 4 million to approximately 10 million by 2021 due to the pandemic. According to an article by the JAMA Network, over 13 Mn surgical procedures were performed in the U.S. between January 2019 and January 2021. However, following the recommendation to postpone elective surgeries in March 2020, there was a significant 48% decline in overall surgical procedures. However, as healthcare systems worldwide are gradually recovering from the effects of the pandemic, the demand for abdominal pads is expected to rise. The increasing awareness of the importance of wound care and the advancements in healthcare facilities will likely contribute to the industry's growth over the coming years.

Abdominal Pads Market Size, Share 2023-2032

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Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
The rising demand for advanced wound care products is due to their benefits, including faster healing times and better patient outcomes. Abdominal pads are a vital component of advanced wound care, as they help to absorb exudate and protect the wound from external contamination. These products offer several benefits over traditional abdominal pads, such as improved moisture management, faster healing, and reduced risk of infection. Advanced wound care products can also help healthcare providers reduce overall treatment costs.

The South-East Asian region accounts for nearly half of these fatalities, most occurring in low and middle-income nations. In India, approximately seven million people experience burn injuries annually, resulting in 1.4 lakh fatalities and 2.4 lakh disabled people. The rising prevalence of burn injuries, particularly in LMICs, is fueling the growth of the abdominal pads market. Moreover, with an aging population and advances in medical technology, the number of surgical procedures being performed is increasing, particularly in developing countries. These procedures require using abdominal pads to absorb blood and other fluids during and after the surgery, leading to an increase in demand for abdominal pads.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented based on type, application, end use and region.

By Type

By Application

By End Use

By Region

  • Sterile
  • Non-sterile
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Burns
  • Others


  • Hospitals
  • Specialty Clinics
  • Home Healthcare
  • Others
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia. South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa)

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Sterile segment is expected to dominate the market during forecast period

The sterile segment is expected to dominate the market in the forecast period. Sterile abdominal pads are designed to be used in sterile medical environments like hospitals, clinics, and surgical centers. They are individually wrapped and sterile, ensuring no contamination of the wound.

Over the forecast period, non-sterile abdominal pads will show significant market growth. Non-sterile abdominal pads are generally less expensive than sterile abdominal pads. They are designed for wound care in non-sterile environments, such as first aid kits, clinics, and other non-sterile settings. The choice of abdominal pad type depends on the type and severity of the wound, the location of the wound, and the environment in which the wound is being treated. Clinicians and healthcare providers typically decide on the type of abdominal pad to be used for a particular patient.

Chronic wounds segment accounted for the largest market share in 2022

In 2022, the largest market share in the market was held by the chronic wounds segment. Chronic wounds, such as diabetic, vascular, and pressure ulcers, pose a significant healthcare burden worldwide. These wounds can be challenging to treat and often require an extended healing time. According to a study published in the International Wound Journal, the global prevalence of chronic wounds was estimated to be approximately 173 million in 2019, projected to increase to 190 million by 2025. The rising prevalence of chronic wounds is expected to drive the demand for abdominal pads in the chronic wounds segment.

Hospital segment sector dominated the market in 2022

The hospital segment dominated the market in 2022. Hospitals have advanced medical facilities and highly trained medical personnel, making them the primary choice for patients requiring surgical interventions and wound care. In addition, the increasing number of surgical procedures performed in hospitals is expected to boost the demand for abdominal pads in this segment.

The home healthcare segment is projected to grow fastest over the study period. Home healthcare centers provide same-day surgical care, allowing patients to recover in the comfort of their own homes. The trend of same-day surgical care, coupled with the increasing number of ambulatory surgical centers, is expected to drive the demand for abdominal pads in this segment. Moreover, Home healthcare centers offer cost-effective surgical options for patients, making them attractive to those seeking affordable healthcare services.

Other end-users of abdominal pads include clinics, home care settings, and trauma centers. These end-users collectively accounted for a minor share of the market in 2022. However, the growing demand for wound care and surgical products in these settings will drive the demand for abdominal pads in these segments during the forecast period.

The demand in North America is anticipated to witness significant growth during the forecast period

North America is anticipated to witness significant growth during the forecast period due to well-established healthcare infrastructure, increased healthcare spending, and a high prevalence of chronic diseases. The United States dominates the market due to the high adoption rate of advanced medical technologies and the presence of significant players in the market. The Life Span Organization reported that in 2018, approximately 500,000 open heart surgeries were performed in the United States, with an additional 40,000 children undergoing congenital heart surgery, as estimated by the AHA Journals.

Given the significant recovery time required for these surgeries, wound dressing products facilitate rapid healing. This is expected to drive the growth of the abdominal pads market. Moreover, the market will likely benefit from various healthcare initiatives organizations and institutions launch. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has presented data on the funding allocated to multiple healthcare programs in the US, which could further boost the demand for abdominal pads.

Europe is another major market for abdominal pads due to the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, the rising geriatric population, and advancements in healthcare technology. Germany and the UK are the major contributors to the market in the region due to the high expenditure on healthcare and the presence of leading medical device manufacturers.

Asia-Pacific region is expected to show significant growth in the abdominal pad market due to the increasing population, a rising incidence of chronic diseases, and growing awareness regarding healthcare. China, Japan, and India are expected to be the major contributors to the market in the region due to their large populations and rapidly developing healthcare infrastructure. For example, Japan has been witnessing a steady rise in yearly spine surgeries due to its increasing aging population. Lumbar spinal canal stenosis, a prevalent spinal disorder, currently affects approximately 10.8% of the country's elderly population (70-79 years old). The region has also been experiencing a growth in medical tourism, leading to an increase in the number of surgeries conducted.

Competitive Insight

Some of the major players operating in the global market include 3M, Smith & Nephew, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, Dukal Corporation, DeRoyal Industries, Integra Life Sciences, DermaRite Industries, Dynarex Corporation, Medicom, Hollister Incorporated, BSN medical, Molnlycke Health Care, Cremer, McKesson Corporation, & Winner Medical.

Recent Developments

  • In November 2021, Hartmann Group announced the launch of its new "Vivano" abdominal pad, which features a non-adherent wound contact layer and a highly absorbent core. The product is designed to offer effective wound management for patients with medium to highly exuding wounds.
  • ?In June 2021, 3M introduced its new 3M Tegaderm Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressing, designed to manage wounds and prevent infections effectively.
  • In January 2019, Cardinal Health acquired Mirixa Corporation to enhance its pharmacy services network. This acquisition aimed to strengthen Cardinal Health's ability to provide pharmacy-related services to its customers.

Abdominal Pads Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2023

USD 1,034.59 million

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 1,797.49 million


6.3% from 2023- 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019- 2021

Forecast period

2023- 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2032

Segments covered

By Type, By Application, By End-Use, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key companies

3M, Smith & Nephew, Medline Industries, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson Services, Dukal Corporation, DeRoyal Industries, Inc., Integra Life Sciences, DermaRite Industries, Dynarex Corporation, Medicom, 3M, DeRoyal Industries, Inc., Hollister Incorporated, BSN medical, Mölnlycke Health Care AB, Cremer, McKesson Corporation, Winner Medical Group Inc.


The global abdominal pads market size is expected to reach USD 1,797.49 million by 2032.

Key players in the abdominal pads market are 3M, Smith & Nephew, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, Dukal Corporation, DeRoyal Industries, Integra Life Sciences, DermaRite Industries.

North America contribute notably towards the global abdominal pads market.

The global abdominal pads market expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period.

The abdominal pads market report covering key segments are type, application, end use and region.