Hernia Surgery

Advancing hernia repair by identifying and helping meet the needs of surgeons, patients and health care providers.

hernia surgery

Evidence Based Solutions

Ethicon is active in supporting large-scale evidence that supports safety and Quality-of-Life outcomes for hernia-related products and procedures to help healthcare providers make informed decisions regarding outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost.

Evidence Based Solutions


Supporting Documentation

Hernia Value Prop


* As shown in benchtop in porcine flank tissue.

|| Based on a benchtop comparison of three absorbable fixation devices in porcine flank.

† SorbaFix™ Instructions for Use state that the fasteners should be placed entirely into the tissue and the head of the fastener should be firm against the mesh or tissue in order to achieve the best fixation performance.

‡ AbsorbaTack™ Instructions for Use require that the distal tip of the device is at a right angle to the targeted tissue to facilitate appropriate insertion of the tack.

§ Two points of fixation and mid-plane symmetry require that data be collected horizontally and vertically ReliaTack™ and AbsorbaTack™ are exactly the same tack.

¶  After performing an open and laparoscopic handling evaluation (n=10) of the onlay and sublay/retro muscular placement techniques in an animal model.

1. May 2013 – Fixation Share Update.

2. Handling and design characteristics of flat mesh prototypes study report. 2013

3. PROLENE® Soft Polypropylene Mesh Instructions for Use. Ethicon, Inc.

4. Cobb WS, Warren JA, Ewing JA, Burnikel A, Merchant M, Carbonell AM. Open Retromuscular Mesh Repair of Complex Incisional Hernia: Predictors of Wound Events and Recurrence. J Am Coll Surg. 2015; 220: 606-13.

For complete indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse reactions, please reference full package insert.