Hernia is the problem of intestinal exiting from the stomach muscles that become weak. In this condition, there is an enlargement in place of hernia. Some organs are present in the hollow spots inside the human body. These hollow spaces are called body cavities. Actually, the body cavity is covered with a skin membrane. When the membranes of these cavities burst sometimes, some part of the limb gets out. This distortion is called Hernia.
Hernia is more likely to be due to muscle weakness due to a lifting cough or heavy luggage for a long time. Although hernia has no special symptoms, some people may be prone to swelling and pain. This kind of pain can increase when standing, having a muscle strain or lifting some heavy luggage.
The global hernia repair market is expected to reach USD 6.60 billion by 2024. Rigorous research & development activities, a growing number of obese patients and high susceptibility of geriatric patients to suffer from hernia are expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Increasing technological sophistication in repair devices and rigorous research and development of the drug-eluting mesh is projected to boost the demand for hernia repair devices and consumables.
Post-operative pain is growing concern post-repair with synthetic mesh. Though the cause of pain varies from patient to patient, a primary reason for pain is inflammation associated with the synthetic mesh. Other chronic illnesses related to the use of implanted mesh are abdominal pain, infection (sepsis), bowel obstruction and adhesion. In spite of increasing technological sophistication in mesh technology. Synthetic materials remain the most widely used mesh products for hernia repair especially the polypropylene mesh due to their low cost and easy availability.
The biological mesh is gaining momentum in developed countries. Especially in the U.S. Biologic mesh development has overcome the problem associated with the synthetic mesh. It include foreign body interaction, chronic inflammation, infection, and stiffness. Presence of favorable reimbursement policies coupled with the well-regulated healthcare insurance. Along with increasing prevalence of an inguinal and ventral hernia in developed economies have rendered increased acceptance of this product.