Navigation Links
ETHICON Launches the Latest Innovation in Hernia Repair Platform; PROCEED(TM) Ventral Patch (PVP(TM) Device)
Date:12/16/2008

New System Capitalizes on Innovative Materials and Technology

SOMERVILLE, N.J., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ETHICON, INC, a global medical device company, today announced the launch of the PROCEED Ventral Patch (PVP Device), the latest addition to its family of hernia products. PVP Device is the first and only umbilical hernia repair device featuring lighter-weight mesh and exclusive, absorbable deployment technology. It is indicated for use in umbilical, epigastric, small ventral and trocar site hernias.

Hernias are extremely common. Umbilical hernias occur near the belly button or navel, which has a natural weakness from the blood vessels of the umbilical cord. These hernias may occur in infants at or just after birth, and may resolve at 3 or 4 years of age. However, the area of weakness can persist throughout life and can occur in men, women, and children at any time. In adults, umbilical hernias will not resolve and may progressively worsen over time. They are sometimes caused by abdominal pressure due to being overweight, excessive coughing, or pregnancy.

The PROCEED Ventral Patch is a sterile, self-expanding, partially absorbable, flexible mesh device that utilizes the proven design of PROCEED Surgical Mesh. The unique product design offers surgeons secure and stable deployment,(1) strength without ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene),(2) and a macroporous / partially absorbable construction.(3) The PVP Device is available in small (4.3 cm) and medium (6.4 cm) sizes.

Dr. Carl Doerhoff, the first surgeon to implant the PVP Device in a human patient in the US, stated, "I'm very excited about the new technology advancements present in the PVP Device. Knowing that the product is flexible and partially absorbable for a greater likelihood of long-term patient comfort is an added benefit."

The PROCEED Ventral Patch is made by ETHICON, INC., a Johnson & Johnson company. ETHICON continues Johnson & Johnson's 100-year commitment to wound care today with innovative products for general surgery, wound management, women's health and urology, and wound closure. For more information about ETHICON visit www.ethicon.com.

(1) Data on file. ETHICON, INC.

(2) Welty G, Klinge U, Klosterhalfen B, Kasperk R, Schumpelick V. Functional impairment and complaints following incisional hernia repair with different polypropylene meshes. Hernia. 2001;5(3):142-147.

(3) Harrell AG, Novitsky YW, Cristiano JA, et al. Prospective histologic evaluation of intra-abdominal prosthetics four months after implantation in a rabbit model. Surg Endosc. 2007;21:1170-1174.

    Contact:    Michelle Bauman
                (908) 218-2463
                ETHICON, Inc.
                mbauman@its.jnj.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE ETHICON, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Ethicon Endo-Surgery Submits Application to FDA for Approval of the SEDASYS(TM) System - the First Computer-Assisted Personalized Sedation System
2. ETHICON Receives Offer from One Equity Partners to Purchase Professional Wound Care Business
3. ETHICON Completes Divestiture of Professional Wound Care Business to One Equity Partners
4. Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon, Trace Curry, MD Places First Next-Generation Ethicon Endo-Surgery REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band-C in Ohio
5. Us TOO Launches National SEA Blue Campaign for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
6. UPMC Health Plan Launches New Personal Health Record
7. HealthInsuranceFinders.com Launches Video Contest for Young Directors
8. Academy of General Dentistry Launches Campaign to Focus on Tooth Erosion
9. Keeping Kids Healthy and Fit: The New York Kids Club Launches a Revolutionary New Fitness Program
10. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
11. Mannatech Launches Phase One of New Sales and Training Tools
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... The Carballo ... Jersey and the New York metropolitan region, is embarking on a cooperative charity ... families. , At present, more than two and a half million children in ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... , ... The Vanderbeck Agency, a Long Island firm providing insurance, financial planning, ... a combined charity effort with the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition to provide for ... Neck Breast Cancer Coalition has worked to support breast cancer patients in the Long ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... The Jim Shortridge Agency, an ... business owners, is joining the Teen Recovery Solutions organization in a charity event ... growing number of Oklahoma teens and adolescents face problems from drugs, alcohol, abuse, ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... , ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... planning assistance, and related services to families and business owners in the greater ... with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. , Every 3 minutes, someone in America ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... , ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... protection services and financial planning assistance to communities throughout central Ohio, is initiating ... Injuries. , Estimates from the Department of Defense and the Veteran's Brain Injury ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/22/2017)... N.J. , March 22, 2017 ... averted 77,342 cases of patient harm and saved $641 ... to their participation in a national quality improvement program. ... progress under Partnership for Patients-New Jersey, part of a ... Human Services. HHS selected the New Jersey Hospital Association ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Pharmaceutical Packaging Market ... the next decade to reach approximately $129.81 billion by 2025. ... all the given segments on global as well as regional levels ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ROCHESTER, N.Y. , March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... Steriliz R-D™ Rapid Disinfector™ is the proven ultraviolet-C ... that cause healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). ... American Journal of Infection Control , the peer-reviewed ... testing and experiences of Vancouver General Hospital and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: