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Insightra Medical Inc Gains CE Mark on the Freedom(TM) Inguinal Hernia Product Range
Date:2/25/2010

Insightra Medical Inc Announced Today the CE Mark and Immediate Release of Their New Inguinal Hernia Product Range Freedom-I, with an Aim to Improve Surgical Outcomes and Take Significant Market Share in an Estimated $300 Million Worldwide Market.

(PRWEB) February 25, 2010 -- Insightra Medical is highly focused on bringing innovations to the field of medical devices. For the past four years they have been developing an exciting new product to address many of the complications associated with inguinal hernia such as pain, discomfort, hematoma and recurrence.

Freedom Inguinal is a next generation of inguinal prosthetics, designed to simplify the operative procedure, reduce the need for fixation and improve tissue ingrowth. A team of engineers working closely with Prof Amato, an expert of abdominal wall diseases and inventor of the device, have been refining the geometry of the implant to help absorb the forces that normally expel devices while also increasing lateral gripping forces helping to hold it in place. Although the implant can be optionally fixed in place, pre-clinical experimentation has shown that these newly developed implants remained in place with no need for point fixation.

“Eliminating suturing or tacking of inguinal implants is a very important goal,” says Prof Amato, a general surgeon from Palermo, Italy. “Many of the complications we see in hernia are a result of excessive dissection and then passing needles and suture through very delicate structures in the groin, often damaging blood vessels or nerves. Our aim was to reduce the need to fix implants in the groin.”

Historically, implants needed to be fixed in place to stop the pressure inside the abdomen from dislodging them. The focus of Freedom-I has been to design an implant that reduces the impact of the expulsion forces, like a shock absorber, so reducing the need for fixation.
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