Hernia Repair Device Markets and Procedures

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Published Sep 1, 2010 | 118 Pages | Pub ID: KLI2771812

This Kalorama Information report, Hernia Repair Device Markets and Procedures provides global market sizes and forecasts, trends and competitive activity in this dynamic medical device segment.

The development of prosthetic materials ushered in the current era of hernia surgery, allowing a tension-free repair to be performed even for the largest defects and the most difficult procedures. During the past decade, medicine has witnessed a revolutionary change in prosthetic biomaterials for application in hernia repair. Composite mesh with absorbable and non-absorbable barriers for intraperitioneal placement, lightweight macroporous mesh and xenogeneic and allogeneic biological meshes are several of these novel materials

A handful of companies are involved in the development or marketing of hernia repair procedures and specialty equipment. The market is considered evolving with growth opportunity. Developing and developed markets alike have room to grow due to an aging population worldwide. Among the top and/or innovative competitors discussed within Corporate Profiles are:

  • Atrium
  • B. Braun
  • Davol/C R Bard
  • Cook
  • Covidien
  • Ethicon
  • LifeCell
  • Synovis Life Technologies
  • TEI Biosciences
  • W.L.Gore
There are several issues and/or trends that are directly and indirectly affecting the hernia repair market. Although hernia repair has been performed for many years, technological advances in both methods and materials have had a large impact on the market recently and will continue to influence the market in the future. Some of the issues and trends impacting the market today and in the future include:
  • Advances in Hernia Repair
  • Sports Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Procedures in England
  • Fetal Treatment of Hernia Repair
  • Robotics, MIS and Hernia Repair
  • Physio Hernia Repair
  • Hospital Acquired Infections
  • Kugel Recall
  • Biotextile Hernia Implants
  • Obesity, Men, and Hernia Development
  • Implantable Electrical Stimulator
  • PatchAssist Hernia Mesh Placement Tool
  • Patent Analysis

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 16 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.

The market is segmented by product type: The worldwide hernia market is composed of two major product types:

  • Polymer and Prosthetic Mesh
  • Biologic
Market numbers are provided for:
  • United States
  • Europe
  • Asia and Rest of World
All market data pertains to the world market at the manufacturers’ level. The base year for data was 2009. Historical data was provided for the years 2008, with forecast data provided for 2010 through 2015. Compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) are provided for 2008-2015 periods for each region and/or segment covered. Competitive analysis is provided for the year 2009. The forecasted market analysis for 2009-2015 was largely based on demographic trends, new developments, innovative technology and global expansion.
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