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Insightra Medical Launches the Freedom(TM) Ventral Hernia Repair, an Innovative New Way to Deploy Sublay Implants for Ventral Hernias Without Suturing
Date:12/3/2009

Insightra Medical, Inc, a California based medical device company today announced the launch of its new ventral hernia repair system. Freedom Ventral is a modification to the standard sublay technique, which completely obviates the need for complex, time consuming mesh suturing.

(PRWEB) December 3, 2009 -- Insightra Medical, Inc, a California based medical device company today announced the launch of its new ventral hernia repair system. Freedom Ventral is a modification to the standard sublay technique, which completely obviates the need for complex, time consuming mesh suturing.

Ventral hernia is a common type of hernia affecting the abdominal wall, often presenting as major bulges through old incisional scars. Classic repairs using sutures are notorious for having high recurrence rates, and chronic pain. This has provoked the surgical community to look for new ways of reinforcing the wall using meshes or other prosthesis.

The most widely performed repair method is known as the sublay technique according to Rives, where a mesh is placed beneath the abdominal muscles but above the peritoneum. This method is thought to have merit as it uses the pressure of the abdominal contents to actually push the implant against the underside of the abdominal wall, holding it in place. But this is not an easy technique. In order to make sure the mesh does not dislodge after surgery during the first few days or later, many sutures are placed around the edge of the mesh to “tack” it in place. Trying to place these sutures can be difficult due to lack of space and vision, plus the close proximity of blood vessel and nerves.

“These sutures can be a problem,” says Prof G Amato of the University of Palermo - Italy. “You need a larger incision to see where to safely place the sutures in periphery of the abdominal wall. Even then it is difficult to get them in the
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