|Covidien Launches Symbotex™ Composite Mesh for Surgical Laparoscopic and Open Ventral Hernia Repair|
Innovative Mesh Designed to Simplify Surgeon Experience, Offer Patients Optimal Hernia Repairs
Further strengthening its broad line of hernia repair products,
Symbotex™ composite mesh for surgical laparoscopic and open ventral hernia repair is designed to offer patients optimal hernia repair performance. (Photo: Business Wire)
A ventral hernia can develop when the outer layers of the abdominal wall weaken, bulge or tear, with most hernias resulting from strain on the abdominal muscles. Hernias can grow larger over time and cause serious complications if not surgically repaired.
“Through ongoing collaboration with our customers we know there is a
need for a mesh that is easy to use and provides optimal repair for
patients and we believe Symbotex provides the best of both worlds,” said
Symbotex composite mesh is dual sided, comprising a macroporous monofilament, hydrophilic textile in a three-dimensional construction that allows for reinforced strength, memory shape and significant tissue ingrowth. A bioabsorbable collagen film on the visceral side minimizes tissue attachments.
Symbotex mesh offers surgeons improved ease of use with an orientation marker that facilitates correctly placing the mesh over the hernia defect. Additionally, Symbotex mesh is transparent, offering improvements to the visualization of the anatomy during mesh placement and fixation. Symbotex composite mesh is available in a variety of shapes and sizes for laparoscopic and open ventral hernia repair.
The company announced the U.S. rollout at the American Hernia Society’s
16th Annual Hernia Repair meeting, taking place in
In addition to Symbotex composite mesh,
Symbotex composite mesh received 510(k) clearance from the