MMDI (Minnesota Medical Development) hernia repair tech:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Minnesota Medical Development (MMDI) has CE-marked for sale in Europe its Rebound HRD hernia repair device. The product is a self-expanding nitinol framed/surgical mesh device for the laparoscopic repair of inguinal and ventral hernias. After being folded and inserted laparoscopically, the device fully unfurls or "rebounds" back to its original shape - ready for quick and easy placement over the hernia defect. It conforms to the anatomy while providing stability; eliminating the need for anchoring, which in turn, minimises patient post-op discomfort and the risk of nerve/blood vessel injury, said the Plymouth, Minnesota firm. The device is currently pending US FDA 510(k) approval.