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|Covidien Announces Launch of AccuMesh™ Positioning System|
Innovative Endomechanical Device Facilitates Insertion, Deployment and Placement of Mesh in Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
The AccuMesh positioning system adds to Covidien’s comprehensive, evidence-backed hernia care product portfolio, which includes advanced mesh products, the PermacolTM Surgical Implant and fixation and dissection products.
“Success of a laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is largely dependent on
achieving a consistent 3 cm to 5 cm overlap between the mesh and the
edge of the defect,” said
With its expandable frame and precise articulation control, the AccuMesh positioning system is designed to deliver improved accuracy and faster operative time compared to traditional laparoscopic ventral hernia repair methods.
“Covidien continues to be a market leader through the expansion of its
comprehensive, innovative hernia care portfolio,” said
The AccuMesh positioning system is designed for use with PCOx mesh, the next generation of PCO mesh, engineered to better address surgeon and patient needs in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. The new design incorporates a more resistant barrier and a proprietary textile design with better visibility and increased strength. PCOx mesh promotes rapid abdominal wall integration1, minimizes visceral attachments1 and facilitates strong tack fixation.
The AccuMesh positioning system will soon be available as part of the
The AccuMesh positioning system, PCOx mesh and Covidien’s latest other
innovations in hernia repair are on display at the 5th
About Ventral Hernias
Ventral hernias typically occur at the site of a previous surgical incision where the abdominal muscles have weakened. The inner lining of the abdomen pushes through the weakened area of the abdominal wall to form a balloon-like sac. This can allow a loop of intestines or other abdominal contents to push into the sac. If the abdominal contents get stuck within the sac, they can become trapped and this could lead to potentially serious problems that might require emergency surgery.
It is estimated that surgeons performed 900,000 ventral hernia repairs worldwide during 2011, and an estimated 350,000 of these procedures were performed in the US.2
1 Evaluation of the Local Tissue Effects and Tissue
Attachment Minimization in a Rat Caecal Adhesion Model. BioMatechTM
2 Thomson Reuters MarketScan® Research Data,
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