Navigation Links
Ethicon, Inc. Introduces Two Innovative Devices for Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair During American College of Surgeons (ACS) Annual Meeting
Date:10/4/2010

SOMERVILLE, N.J., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon, Inc., a worldwide leader in surgical care, today announced the launch of ETHICON SECURESTRAP™ 5mm Absorbable Strap Fixation Device, the first fixation device to feature an absorbable "strap" design, and ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™ Flexible Composite Mesh. These two new surgical devices provide secure mesh fixation and address patient comfort and surgeon ease-of-use in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) hernia repair procedures – the sixth most common outpatient surgery in the US. ETHICON SECURESTRAP™ and ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™ were recently granted 510(k) market clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These devices, which expand Ethicon's broad portfolio of hernia solutions, will be featured during the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 96th Annual Clinical Congress, October 3-7, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

"Hernias are extremely common with more than one million Americans undergoing a hernia repair procedure every year," said Carl R. Doerhoff, MD, FACS, a practicing surgeon in Jefferson City, Missouri.* "Within the last five years we have seen tremendous innovations that advance the science of hernia repair and help our patients achieve optimal results."

The unique, absorbable "strap" design of ETHICON SECURESTRAP™ offers surgeons several advantages when performing hernia repair procedures. These include two points of fixation to straddle mesh pores and fibers including large-pore constructions, excellent holding strength when deployed at different angles, and secure mesh fixation during the tissue integration period.  The low profile of ETHICON SECURESTRAP™ minimizes a patient's exposure to foreign material on the internal organs.  

ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™, a light-weight and partially-absorbable polypropylene mesh, stretches to closely match the abdominal wall. The large pore construction allows for excellent parietal tissue integration, while the poliglecaprone 25 transparent film serves as a tissue separation barrier to minimize visceral attachments.  

Ethicon is committed to delivering innovative solutions for hernia repair and offers a wide portfolio of products to help surgeons meet their patients' needs. For more information about hernia repair and Ethicon's portfolio of hernia solutions products including Instructions for Use (IFU) for ETHICON SECURESTRAP™ and ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™, please visit www.herniasolutions.com or call 1-800-4ETHICON.

About Hernia Repair

A hernia is a weakness or tear in the abdominal muscles. The inner lining of the abdomen pushes through the weakened area of the abdominal wall to form a small balloon-like sac. A loop of intestine or abdominal tissue can push into the sac, which may cause a noticeable bulge under the skin. The pressure of tissue pushing through the weakened area can cause significant pain and discomfort. Surgery is the only way to treat a hernia. During a typical hernia procedure, a surgeon uses a fixation device to hold a piece of synthetic mesh over the weakened or torn abdominal muscle helping to repair the hernia. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), hernia procedures are the sixth most common outpatient surgery in the U.S. with more than one million Americans having the surgery each year.

About Ethicon, Inc.

Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, is a trusted, world-wide leader in surgical care. For over a century, Ethicon has continuously introduced innovations in wound closure, general surgery, wound management, women's health and urology and aesthetic medicine that fulfill the Company's vision: Restoration of body and of life. For more information, visit www.ethicon.com.

* Carl R. Doerhoff, MD, FACS is a paid consultant to Ethicon, Inc.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Ethicon, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Ethicon, Inc. Expands Hemostasis Product Portfolio with Approval of the Companys First Synthetic Internal Use Sealant
2. MedQuist Introduces CodeRunner™ With Computer-Assisted Coding
3. Robotic Prostatectomy Expert Dr. David Samadi, MD Introduces His SMART Surgery Website for Prostate Cancer Treatment Education
4. Cardiac Science Introduces MTWA Module for Stress Testing
5. Roche Diagnostics Introduces Full Line of 9-Minute STAT Assays for Cardiac Biomarker Testing on cobas 6000 Analyzer Series
6. Waters Introduces Ostro Sample Preparation Products
7. Xoft Introduces Electronic Brachytherapy Cancer Treatment Platform at ESTRO Meeting
8. Open House at Gulf Coast Cancer Treatment Center Introduces Elekta Synergy® to Community
9. Laerdal Introduces SimMan Essential
10. Elsevier Introduces SciVerse, an Innovative Platform for Accelerating Science
11. UPDATE: China PharmaHub Corp. Introduces a Magic Bullet Liver Cancer Therapy to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, and Bangladesh
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... date financial data derived from varied research sources to present ... impact on the market during the next five years, including ... sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , a ... its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... on June 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia ... electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... NORTHBROOK, Ill. and BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the ... joins Astellas Farma Brasil as the company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... appointed General Manager of Astellas Farma Colombia ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to Best ... individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be a ... and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of creating ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a ... can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers ... Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These ... tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on ... Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability ... fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... UCLA with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of ... Diego and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):