DUBLIN, FEB. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tw3hqf/hernia_repair) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Hernia Repair Devices Market - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering.
Hernia results in chronic pain and is one of the most common conditions affecting large number of populations. Hernia is a condition often characterized by protrusions of organs mainly intestines via a weakened section of abdominal wall. If the condition is left untreated then it results in widening of the split in the muscles thereby increasing the number of organs and tissues being pushed through the openings or weakened muscles along with the formation of a sac like structure.
The weakening of abdominal wall can be by birth or can be acquired later during the lifetime of a person. Hernia is further categorized into inguinal, femoral, umbilical, hiatal and others based on the anatomical location of the hernia. Hernia can be diagnosed with the help of physical examination and clinical laboratory tests; physical examination involves thorough scrutiny of the physical area of the bulge or lump and the clinical tests such as blood tests, urinalysis and imaging platforms especially in the case of cardiac patients.
Escalation in hernia prevalence is contributed by factors such as rise in geriatric population, high obesity epidemic and rapidly changing lifestyle habits. It is predicted that the population aged above 55 is more susceptible to develop hernia owing to the natural weakening of the muscles and high risk of acquiring health disorders. The global hernia repair devices market was valued at USD 3,578.2 million in the year 2012 and is expected to record a growth rate of 7.5% during the forecast period from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of USD 5,936.4 million by 2019.
The hernia repair devices market can be analyzed by the type of product and equipment employed in hernia repair and the type of hernia repair procedure adopted. The various products and equipment used extensively in hernia repair are polymer and prosthetic and biologic mesh systems, which aid in reconstruction of operated abdominal wall muscles. The synthetic mesh systems are widely adopted in complex hernia repair procedures and are composed of chemicals such as polyester and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) and provide fast recovery along with negligible post-operative pain.
However, chances of recurrence of hernia and rejection of the mesh thereby causing infections in the operated regions are high. On the other hand biologic mesh systems are more advantageous over prosthetic mesh as they render less chance of rejection and infection. With the increased preference for technologically advanced biologic and composite mesh systems, the need and demand for highly effective hernia repair devices also increased. Continuous evolution of endoscopic equipment employed in hernia repair procedures ensures high reliability and accuracy. Thus, continuous product modifications and technological advancements in developing efficient hernia repair devices will propel acceptance of the same.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Executive Summary
3 Market Overview
4 Hernia Repair Devices Market, by Products and Equipments
5 Hernia Repair Devices Market, by Procedures
6 Hernia Repair Devices Market, by Geography
8 Company Profiles
- BBraun Melsungen AG
- C R Bard, Inc
- Cook Medical, Inc
- Covidien Plc
- Ethicon, Inc
- Life Cell Corporation
- Olympus Corporation
- WLGore & Associates
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