Trends In Trauma Orthopedic Products

In trauma orthopedics, innovation is a driving force shaping the landscape of patient care and surgical practices. As we step into the future, staying abreast of emerging trends becomes imperative for healthcare professionals, contract manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, and patients alike.

Currently, the trauma segment of orthopedic accounts for 14.5% of the global orthopedic market, which is estimated to be $59 billion. From advancements in materials and design to novel surgical techniques and personalized treatments, the trajectory of trauma orthopedic products is evolving rapidly.

In this blog post, we will explore the latest trends reshaping the trauma orthopedic product industry, offering insights into how these developments are revolutionizing patient outcomes and clinical practices.

Biocompatible Materials

According to the 2023 Orthopaedic Industry Annual Report by ORTHOWORLD, companies continue to prioritize resorbable magnesium and polymer materials that allow implants to degrade slowly as fractures heal. These technologies prevent the need for costly implant removal in the future as well as reduce irritation for patients where soft tissue is minimal.

There continues to be an emphasis on using biocompatible materials such as titanium and bioresorbable polymers in trauma implants to enhance compatibility and reduce the risk of adverse reactions in patients. Titanium is also used due to its lower stiffness as compared to cobalt chrome.

Sustainability & Value-Based Care

Manufacturers are increasingly incorporating sustainable practices into the production of trauma orthopedic products, such as using recyclable materials, reducing packaging waste, and implementing energy-efficient manufacturing processes, aligning with broader environmental sustainability goals.

In addition to prioritizing sustainability, manufacturers and surgeons are also under pressure to be cost-effective while still providing the best options and care for patients. Balancing the demand for new products and technology alongside developing implants that truly show improved result and ease of function.

Paragon Medical’s Approach

The growing trauma market highlights a key need for orthopedic design and manufacturing services specifically dedicated to support rapidly growing end markets such as Spine, Extremities, Trauma, Shoulders, and Sports Medicine.

Our Solutions Include:

  • Dedicated Design & Development Services
  • Innovation & Rapid Prototyping Center
  • Dedicated Program & Site Project Management
  • Manufacturing Expertise in Implants & Instruments
  • Global Manufacturing Footprint
  • Case & Tray Solutions
  • Additive Manufacturing Solutions

4 Ways Paragon Medical Addresses Orthopedic Trauma Product Trends

Innovation Center

Our Orthopedic Innovation Center offers design support, quick turn prototyping, and equipment and process development services for customers, providing them with an efficient path to market beginning early in their development journey.

Development Services

At Paragon Medical, we’re reshaping the contract manufacturing landscape by seamlessly integrating a full-scale R&D organization into our end-to-end solutions. Our engineering team can bring your design concepts to life, starting with concept development through verification testing and regulatory clearance per ISO 13485 and 14971.

Our seasoned R&D team brings decades of orthopedic design expertise, with a proven track record in developing and launching successful products globally and scaling to meet demand.


Paragon Medical has teams specialized in manufacturing automation designed to improve our ability to run with improved efficiency for our clients. Our Automation group has over 30 years of experience in the market and includes mechanical design engineers, electrical control engineers, journeyman tool and die makers, automation electricians, and project managers.

Metal Finishing Capabilities

Through two strategic acquisitions in 2023, Paragon Medical now has a wider variety of metal finishing capabilities. Services include anodizing, blasting, electropolishing, laser etching, passivation, polishing, and vibratory finishing.

Our metal finishing capabilities are part of our ongoing efforts to reduce supply chain complexity and support our clients’ entire manufacturing process by offering a true end-to-end manufacturing solution.

Contact us today to learn more about how Paragon Medical can work with you to bridge the gap in your commercialization plans while staying ahead of orthopedic trauma product trends.