ETHICON , a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary out of Somerville, New Jersey, is making a new patch available for ventral herniorrhaphies.
PVP Device is the first and only umbilical hernia repair device featuring lighter-weight mesh and exclusive, absorbable deployment technology. It is indicated for use in umbilical, epigastric, small ventral and trocar site hernias.
The PROCEED Ventral Patch is a sterile, self-expanding, partially absorbable, flexible mesh device that utilizes the proven design of PROCEED Surgical Mesh. The unique product design offers surgeons secure and stable deployment, strength without ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene), and a macroporous / partially absorbable construction. The PVP Device is available in small (4.3 cm) and medium (6.4 cm) sizes.