Covidien has announced that its innovative AbsorbaTack™ 5mm absorbable mesh fixation device for hernia repair will now be distributed in Europe. The device, designed for a variety of hernia repairs, including laparoscopic ventral hernia as well as a laparoscopic inguinal repair, has already been OK’ed for marketing by the FDA, and the device was introduced to the US market back in January 2008.
More about the AbsorbaTack:
The AbsorbaTack(TM) 5mm absorbable tacks provide strong mesh attachment to the surrounding tissues, while reducing the amount of foreign material remaining in the patient long-term. Coupling the absorbable fixation of the AbsorbaTack(TM) with Covidien’s Parietex(TM) mesh, a hydrophilic polyester mesh that establishes fast intimate tissue integration, offers an appropriate clinical solution. These leading innovative products were designed in collaboration with surgeons, keeping patient comfort in mind.
Product page: AbsorbaTack 5mm Absorbable Fixation Device…