The global mandibular distractors market size to grow at a notable pace owing to steadily increasing prevalence of Pierre Robin sequence (PRS), observes Fortune Business Insights™ in its report, titled “Mandibular Distractors Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Type (External, Internal), By Patient Type (Adult, Pediatric), By End User (Hospitals, Specialty Clinics, Others) and Regional Forecast, 2019-2026”. According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the approximate prevalence of PRS is 1 in 8,500-14,000 individuals, with the condition afflicting males and females equally. This condition manifests in infants in form of a small lower jaw and a cleft palate along with displacement of the tongue toward the rear of the oral cavity. With altered shape of the oral cavity, babies with PRS have difficulty breathing and eating, causing low weight problems in them. Mandibular distractors can help alleviate this condition as they can aid in increasing the length of the lower jaw, which is accomplished by a surgical procedure and takes 10 to 14 days to show results.
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Drop in Hospital Visits amid COVID-19 Pandemic to Halt Market Growth
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to inhibit the mandibular distractors market growth as fears of catching the infection at healthcare facilities is keeping people away from hospitals and clinics. In New Delhi, for instance, Fortis Hospital reported a drastic drop in patient visits since the pandemic erupted, with individuals requiring surgeries also preferring to avoid hospitals. This has been especially the case with people scheduled for non-essential surgical procedures such as mandibular distraction, which are needed in extreme cases and for rare disorders. Moreover, many organizations and associations voluntarily suspended performance of elective surgeries. For example, in March 2020, the American College of Surgeons recommended surgeons to limit elective surgeries and brace for the flood of coronavirus patients. Furthermore, mandibular distractors can be fitted only in a hospital, and infants and new mothers are highly susceptible to opportunistic infections. As a result of delays caused by the coronavirus, the demand for jaw realignment surgeries is likely to fall steeply.