A new report by XploreMR studies the growth drivers, trends, restraints, and highlights of the global surgical gowns market. Presenting exclusive insights into the market from 2017 to 2025, the report projects that the market will witness notable growth during the forecast. Surgical gowns are worn by medical personnel during surgical procedures to prevent the spread of microorganisms to and from the patient. As the rates of hospital-acquired infections continue to rise year-on-year, the demand for surgical gowns is expected to remain steady on the higher side. The growth of the surgical gowns market is mainly attributed to the increasing number of surgeries across the world, coupled with rising awareness regarding the spread of harmful germs during medical procedures. Moreover, factors such as the rising number of geriatric population, which is increasing the need for surgeries, and rapid advancement in medicare facilities, are also creating growth opportunities for the surgical gowns market. 

Increased Rates of Hospital Acquired Infections Drive Demand for Surgical Gowns

Over the years, there has been a notable rise in the number of surgeries conducted across the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 312.9 Mn surgeries were conducted in 2012, which is a rise of 38.2% to the number of surgeries conducted in 2004. The number is expected to go upwards in the years to come, owing to the rising incidence of chronic diseases and rising numbers of the geriatric population. These factors are collectively contributing to the growth of surgical gowns in the medical landscape. Surgical gowns provide protection against exposure to contagious germs during surgical procedures, thereby safeguarding the patient and medical personnel. Furthermore, it is vital to prevent the patient and medical professionals from contracting hospital acquired infections (HAI), which are highly prevalent in developing economies. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  nearly 30% of  HAIs are contracted in surgical sites, with some leading to mortality in severe cases. Rising awareness and need to prevent HAIs is fuelling the sales of surgical gowns and will continue to direct the global market on a positive growth trajectory. Besides, the rapidly increasing aging population in highly populated regions, coupled with rising per capita incomes in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa, is also paving the way for market growth.

Europe and North America Progress Hand-in-hand

Europe and North America are collectively expected to hold the lion's share in the global value of the surgical gown market on the back of a large base of the geriatric population. Furthermore, stringent rules and regulations imposed on healthcare professionals with an objective to maximize patient safety, are also bestowing lucrative growth opportunities to the manufacturers of surgical gowns in these regions. Likewise, the Asia Pacific is anticipated to exhibit meticulous growth during the forecast period, backed by a high number of surgical cases and increased spending on healthcare facilities in the region.