An adhesion barrier is a medical device used to avoid adhesion occurred during surgery. Adhesion barrier is used to separate internal tissues and organ to avoid formation of scar tissues named adhesion. Visceral or parietal peritoneum damage leads to adhesion formation. Adhesion can lead to chronic pain, bowel obstruction and infertility. These are common risk occurred during surgery. Abdominal surgery gives rise to large number of adhesions compared to other procedure. These are prepared from expanded polyterafluorethylene, oxidized regenerated cellulose, carboxymethlcellulose and sodium hylauronate. Some of the major applications of adhesion barrier are abdominal surgery, gynaecological surgery and other surgical procedures. Adhesion treatment includes manual technique known as wurn technique, chinese herbal medicines and surgery. Chinese herbal medicines are used by people who prefer natural medication for adhesion treatment. On the other hand, surgical intervention is the most common procedure used to treat adhesion. Laparoscopy and laparotomy are two predominant method of surgery which gives rise to adhesion.
North America is expected to dominate adhesion barrier market followed by Europe due to rising usage of adhesion barriers in variety of surgeries and increasing number of product launches. Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at a moderate rate due to rising patient’s awareness for better healthcare facilities and increasing out of pocket healthcare expenditures.
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