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.