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1. (WO2018022416) MESH POSITIONING SYSTEM FOR LAPAROSCOPIC VENTRAL HERNIA REPAIR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/022416    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/043040
Publication Date: Fri Feb 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 21 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61F 2/00
Applicants: ETHICON, INC.
Inventors: GUO, Jianxin
COHN, Simon
CARDINALE, Michael
SOULS, Doug
Title: MESH POSITIONING SYSTEM FOR LAPAROSCOPIC VENTRAL HERNIA REPAIR
Abstract:
Mesh implant positioning systems for use in laparoscopic body wall defect repairs, such as hernia defects, are disclosed. The systems utilize one or more bar members combined with surgical sutures and needles to position a mesh implant adjacent to a body wall defect without the need for stay sutures. Also disclosed are assemblies of the positioning systems with surgical mesh repair implants, and methods of repairing body wall defects such as hernias with the assemblies.