A single component adhesive for hernia mesh fixation.
Researchers at Cohera Medical, Inc.® are developing a resorbable, single-component hernia mesh fixation product based upon its patented adhesive technology platform. Current methods of fixation include staples and tacks, which are used to secure the mesh to surrounding tissues to prevent displacement. The use of staples is frequently associated with complications that sometimes result in neuralgia and paresthesia due to nerve entrapment.
Hernia repair is the world’s most common general surgical procedure, with about 1.5 million of these surgeries performed in the U.S. each year and 20 million globally. More than 90% of these operations in the U.S. involve the use of mesh prosthesis and are performed on an outpatient basis. The majority of these procedures are direct and indirect inguinal hernias, with a significant and growing number of hernia repairs performed for incisional hernias that occur after abdominal surgeries. It is reported that inadequate fixation is a primary cause of recurrence (22-36%).1,2
Cohera Medical’s hernia mesh fixation will be the first single-component resorbable adhesive to address this clinical need.*
- Based on the Thompson Inpatient/Outpatient View (IPV/OPV)
- Includes inguinal, laparoscopic inguinal, ventral, umbilical and other hernia procedures
*Disclaimer: This product is not currently available for sale or distribution and has not been approved by the U.S. FDA or any other country’s regulatory authority. The device described is currently limited to non-human investigational use only.