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Hernia Repair Device Markets and Procedures


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Hernia repair is a standard part of general surgery, but nonetheless one that has been revolutionized by two events over the past decade and a half: the the development of tension-free and laparoscopic techniques and the use of prosthetic materials.

Tension-free mesh-based repairs (eg, Lichtenstein, plug and patch) began to increase in number in the late 1980s. More recently, laparoscopy for general surgery, various laparoscopic techniques have been developed for hernia repair. There has also been revolutionary change in prosthetic biomaterials for application in hernia repair. This report Hernia Repair Device Markets and Procedures contains useful statistics on hernia repair operations and equipment including:

  • Population and Procedure Statistics
  • Review of Hernia Repair Products
  • Review of Biomaterial and other Mesh Products
  • Market and Forecast for Hernia Repair Equipment
  • Laproscopy, Obesity, Stimulators, Biotextiles and Other
  • Market Share
  • Regional Breakdown of Revenues
  • Patent Analysis
  • Company Profiles
The report’s geographic scope is worldwide with information for specific geographical regions; world demographics; life expectancy by country, and other general issues affecting the market. Information is presented as a worldwide overview, with special emphasis on the U.S., Europe, and other key markets. A market summary includes market analysis by product and region and a competitive analysis of leading providers. Additionally, key company profiles are included.

The information for this report was gathered using both primary and secondary research including comprehensive research of secondary sources such as company literature, databases, investment reports, and medical and business journals. Telephone interviews and email correspondence were the primary method of gathering information. For the purpose of this study, Kalorama Information conducted interviews with more than 21 key industry officials, consultants, health care providers, and government personnel. These sources were the primary basis in gathering information specifically relating to revenue and market share data presented in this report. Additional interviews were completed with relevant company representatives including marketing directors, division managers, and product representatives.


  • Executive Summary
    • BACKGROUND
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • SIZE AND GROWTH OF THE MARKET
      • Table Hernia Repair Procedures and Specialty Equipment Market Analysis, 2002-2007 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturer's level)
      • Table Forecasted Hernia Repair Procedures and Specialty Equipment Market Analysis: 2008-2012 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturer's level)
    • KEY ISSUES AND TRENDS AFFECTING MARKET
    • LEADING COMPETITORS
  • Introduction
    • OVERVIEW
    • TYPES OF HERNIAS
      • Inguinal Hernia
      • Femoral Hernia
      • Umbilical Hernia
      • Ventral Hernia
      • Hiatal Hernia
    • RISK FACTORS
    • COMPLICATIONS OF HERNIA REPAIR PROCEDURES
    • WORLD DEMOGRAPHICS
      • Table World Population by Selected Geographical Region, 2007 - 2050
      • Table Estimated World Population by Age and Geographical Region, 2007
      • Table Percent Population Over 65 by Year and Region
    • PREVALENCE, INCIDENCE AND MORTALITY
    • INSURANCE FOR THE ELDERLY IN THE UNITED STATES
      • Table Health Insurance Trends in the United States, Estimated 2007 (millions)
    • WOUND HEALING IN HERNIA REPAIR
      • Hernia Wound Healing Process
      • Defense Against Injury
      • Wound Healing Process
      • Delays of Hernia Wound Healing
      • Complications of Wound Healing
  • Hernia Repair Procedures and Specialty Product Analysis
    • TYPES OF HERNIA REPAIR PROCEDURES
      • Tension Repair
      • Open Tension-free Repair
      • Laparoscopic Tension-free Repair
      • Other Tension-Free Methods
    • OVERVIEW OF PRODUCTS
      • Mesh Repair
      • Product Properties
      • Prosthetic Mesh Repairs
      • Industry Participants and Product Description
        • Table Select Products and Manufacturers of Hernia Repair Procedure Products
  • Issues and Trends
    • ADVANCES IN HERNIA REPAIR
      • BioMD
      • T-Shaped Prosthesis
    • LAPAROSCOPIC HERNIA REPAIR
    • PROCEDURES IN ENGLAND
      • Table Finished Consultant Episodes for Repair of Inguinal Hernia and % with Laparoscopic Surgery in 2006/2007
    • ROBOTICS, MIS AND HERNIA REPAIR
    • HOSPITAL- ACQUIRED INFECTION
    • KUGEL RECALL
    • BIOTEXTILE HERNIA IMPLANTS
    • OBESITY, MEN AND HERNIA DEVELOPMENT
    • IMPLANTABLE ELECTRICAL STIMULATOR
    • NEW PRODUCT FOR MANAGEMENT OF SURGICAL HERNIA PAIN
    • PATENT ANALYSIS OF TOP COMPETITORS
      • Table Selected Top Competitor Patents
  • Market and Competitor Analysis
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Table Hernia Repair Procedures and Specialty Equipment Market Analysis, 2002-2007 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturer's level)
      • Table Forecasted Hernia Repair Procedures and Specialty Equipment Market Analysis: 2008-2012 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturer's level)
      • Market Analysis by Country
        • Table Hernia Repair Procedures and Specialty Equipment Market Analysis by Region/Country, 2007
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Hernia Repair and Specialty Equipment Market Revenues and Market Share of Leading Suppliers 2007
  • Leading Manufacturers
    • OVERVIEW
    • ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    • DAVOL, INC
    • COOK GROUP/ COOK MEDICAL
    • COVIDIEN LTD.
    • ETHICON, INC.
    • LIFECELL CORPORATION
    • TEI BIOSCIENCES
    • TISSUE SCIENCES LABORATORIES
    • W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES INC
  • List of Major Companies

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