Adhesion Barrier Market Size & Share, by Product (Synthetic Adhesion Barriers, Natural Adhesion Barriers); Formulation (Film/Mesh, Gel, Liquid); Application (Gynecological Surgeries, Abdominal General Surgeries, Orthopedic Surgeries, Cardiovascular Surgeries, Neurological Surgeries, Urological Surgeries); End-User (Hospitals, Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 4535
  • Published Date: Oct 20, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Adhesion Barrier Market size is poised to reach USD 1 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 8% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of the adhesion barrier was USD 800 Million. The reason behind the growth is due to the growing number of surgical procedures. Adhesion barriers have been shown to improve good surgical technique by minimizing post-operative adhesions as they facilitate the physical separation of tissues or organs during the recovery period following surgery. Moreover, adhesion development is a significant post-operative complication that affects patients and necessitates additional procedures for treatment necessitating the use of adhesion barriers to lower the chance of problems following surgery. Every year, more than 309 million major surgical procedures are carried out worldwide.

The growing technological advancements are believed to fuel the adhesion barrier market growth. More and more cutting-edge solutions such as the creation of sheet- and spray-type adhesion barriers are being introduced as a result of ongoing research and development activities, giving more efficacy and fewer adverse effects.

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Adhesion Barrier Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Cases of Chronic Disorders – This may lead to a rise in several surgeries which may increase the demand for adhesion barriers a medical device that can be used to lessen internal adhesions. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) account for 41 million annual fatalities, or 74% of all fatalities worldwide.
  • Growing Elderly Population- The elderly population is more prone to osteoarthritis, arthritis, and fractures which may necessitate surgeries including joint replacements, leading to higher demand for adhesion barriers. According to estimates, over 9% of the world's population, or roughly 770 million individuals were over the age of 65 in 2022.
  • Spiking Cases of Road Accidents- As a result, there may be a rising number of traumatic surgeries which would lead to higher demand for adhesion barriers as it can help to prevent the risk of adhesion formation and help in wound care. For instance, road traffic accidents are currently the seventh most common cause of mortality worldwide as each year, they result in over 45 million injuries and more than 1 million fatalities.
  • Rising Incidence of Infertility- Adhesion barrier gel is often used after hysteroscopy for infertility treatment to reduce postoperative adhesion reformation.


  • Hesitation among Medical Professionals to Use Adhesion Barriers – Adhesive barrier products are quite expensive there many health professionals in developing regions with limited resources hesitate to use them. Besides this, there are no standard guidelines for the use of these barriers which may limit their adoption among healthcare professionals.
  • Stringent Regulatory Requirements for Obtaining Product Approvals
  • Limited Awareness and Education among Healthcare Professionals and Patients.

Adhesion Barrier Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year

2024 – 2036



Base Year Market Size (2023)

~USD 800 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~USD 1 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Adhesion Barriers Segmentation

Formulation (Film/Mesh, Gel, Liquid)

The film/mesh segment in the adhesion barrier market is estimated to gain a robust revenue share of 35% in the coming years owing to the rising surgical procedures. The most prevalent kind of adhesion barrier, film formulations are constructed of a thin, flexible material that is positioned in between the organs and tissues during surgery and can be implanted in a patient by themselves as anti-adhesive barriers to prevent adhesions after surgery. According to estimates, in 2021, non-surgical operations rose by over 40% while surgical procedures rose by more than 50%.

Additionally, the gel segment is poised to garner significant market share during the forecast timeframe. Adhesion barrier gel serves as a barrier to stop or lessen post-surgical adhesions since it is sterile, clear, and highly viscous preventing fibroblast migration. It improves patient rehabilitation and is often used by gynecologists after surgical hysteroscopy in infertile women to reduce the creation of new adhesions.

Product (Synthetic Adhesion Barriers, Natural Adhesion Barriers)

Adhesion barrier market from the synthetic adhesion barriers segment is set to garner a notable share shortly. Synthetic adhesion barriers have become more and more popular in a variety of surgical procedures, including abdominal, gynecological, and cardiovascular surgeries as they are naturally able to contain a sizable amount of moisture, and are more efficient and safe for use in manufacturing. Moreover, synthetic adhesion barriers are more cost-effective and commercially available. Besides this, the natural adhesion barriers segment is anticipated to garner a significant share by the year 2036. Natural adhesion barriers are biologically sourced and they appear to sustain more potent anti-adhesion effects on oozing surfaces.

Application (Gynecological Surgeries, Abdominal General Surgeries, Orthopedic Surgeries, Cardiovascular Surgeries, Neurological Surgeries, Urological Surgeries)

The cardiovascular surgeries segment in the adhesion barrier market is estimated to gain a robust revenue share in the coming years. Since more than 40 years ago, adhesion barriers have been employed in cardiac surgery as they frequently result in postoperative intrapericardial adhesion, which raises the danger of consequences such as organ damage, and hemorrhage. Moreover, adhesions around the heart may make a second cardiac surgery more difficult therefore, in cases where a future reoperation is expected, the use of an adhesion barrier is advised.

Furthermore, the gynecological surgeries segment in the adhesion barrier market is expected to witness substantial growth during the forecast timeframe. After gynecological operations, a variety of anti-adhesive barriers can be applied as adhesion formation during gynecologic procedures is common and extremely problematic since it immediately causes difficulties and makes subsequent surgery more challenging.

Our in-depth analysis of the global adhesion barrier market includes the following segments:


  • Synthetic Adhesion Barriers
  • Natural Adhesion Barriers


  • Film/Mesh
  • Gel
  •  Liquid


  • Gynecological Surgeries
  • Abdominal General Surgeries
  • Orthopedic Surgeries
  • Cardiovascular Surgeries
  • Neurological Surgeries
  •  Urological Surgeries


  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  •  Ambulatory Surgical Centers

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Adhesion Barrier Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

Adhesion barrier market in North America is predicted to account for the largest share of 36% by 2036 impelled by the rising spending in healthcare. More than everywhere else in the world, healthcare spending is soaring in the US as both private and public payer payments have increased, and the majority of the United States healthcare providers are private. As a result, there is an increasing focus on advanced medical technologies to prevent post-surgical complications which may create a huge demand for adhesion barriers in the region. According to estimates, in 2021, the United States spent more than 2% more on health care, amounting to around USD 4 trillion or roughly USD 12,910 per person.

APAC Market Statistics

The APAC adhesion barrier market is estimated to be the second largest, during the forecast timeframe led by a rising population. For instance, more than 50% of the world's population resides in the Asia Pacific region. Moreover, with more than 1 billion inhabitants, India will continue to be the most populous nation through the end of the century, followed by China with over 760 million people. This is expected to increase the number of people requiring medical treatments, leading to higher demand for adhesion barriers in the region.

European Market Analysis

The adhesion barrier market in Europe is poised to hold a significant share by the end of 2036 driven by increasing health awareness. Europe has introduced several innovative and successful strategies to encourage good health and well-being through funding and legislation on a variety of subjects, including food, diseases, clean air, and more. As a result, people in the region are focusing more on post-surgical care which is expected to increase the demand for adhesion barriers.

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Companies Dominating the Adhesion Barrier Market

    • Sanofi S.A.
      • Company Overview
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      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Becton Dickinson and Company
    • Baxter International, Inc.
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Anika Therapeutic, Inc.
    • FzioMed, Inc,
    • Mast Biosurgery, Inc.,
    • Innocoll Holdings PLC
    • Chemence Medical, Inc.
    • Atrium Medical Corporation


In The News

  • Baxter International, Inc. acquired a Seprafilm Adhesion Barrier that greatly lowers the frequency, severity, and length of adhesions after abdominal and pelvic surgery from Sanofi to reduce the severity of adhesions in various pelvic and abdominal procedures and to guarantee a smooth transition by collaborating with consumers and distributors.
  • Baxter International, Inc. announced to acquisition of PerClot Polysaccharide Hemostatic System from CryoLife, Inc. to provide patients with the best possible treatment by addressing a variety of intraoperative bleeding and assisting surgeons in using the appropriate products for the hemorrhage.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 4535
  • Published Date: Oct 20, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The growing number of surgical procedures and the growing technological advancements are the major factors driving the growth of the market.

The market size of the adhesion barrier is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 8% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Becton Dickinson and Company, Baxter International, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Anika Therapeutic, Inc., FzioMed, Inc., Mast Biosurgery, Inc., Innocoll Holdings PLC, Atrium Medical Corporation.

The film/mesh segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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