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

arietal 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.

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