Overview:

Leading the Future of Fixation

Designed to address key issues in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, ProGrip™ laparoscopic self-fixating mesh delivers tack-free fixation over the entire anatomy2, including below the inguinal ligament where traditional tacks cannot be placed.

  • Increases the security of the laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair†,Ω,1,2,3
  • Eliminates the pain associated with traditional tack fixationΩ,4,5
  • Is easy to use and faster than tacks†,6,7
  • Lowers the cost of the laparoscopic inguinal procedure by combining the functionality of mesh and fixation into one device8,9

1 Covidien Internal Test Report 0902CR123. Data on File (June 2012).

2 Kolbe, T, Hollinsky, C, Walter, I, Joachim, A, Rulicke, T. Influence of a new self-gripping hernia mesh on male fertility in a rat model. Surgical Endoscopy 2010; 24: 455-461.

3 Covidien Internal Test Report 0902CR114. Data on File (October 2011). Bard™* soft mesh and Bard™* 3DMax light mesh have the same textile base.

4 Laxa, B, Jacob, B. An ongoing prospective study evaluating self-gripping mesh (Parietex ProGrip™) without additional fixation during laparoscopic total extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair: initial analysis. IHS 2012 P1620. Covidien sponsored study.

5 Birk, D. Self-gripping mesh in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Technique and clinical outcome of 96 operations. IHS 2012 P-1654. Covidien sponsored study.

6 Piccini, G, Lissidini, G et al. No tacks, no glue, no frustration during TAPP groin hernia repair with ProGrip™ and V-Loc™ 180. IHS 2012 FP-1740.

7 Covidien Internal Test Report 0902CR122. Data on File (June 2012).

8 Edwards, C. Self-fixating mesh is safe and feasible for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques. Conference: 2011 Scientific Session of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, SAGES San Antonio, TX United States (30.03.2011 – 02.04.2011). 25: S324.

9 Estimate derived from the use of information under license from the following IMS Health information service: Hospital Supply Index for the period Sep ’06 – Jun ‘12. IMS expressly reserves all rights, including rights of copying, distribution and republication. Based on typical prices of anatomical mesh and absorbable fixation in the US.

Ω ProGrip™ laparoscopic self-fixating mesh and ProGrip™ self-gripping mesh have equivalent gripping and mechanical properties.†,1

Based on pre-clinical animal and/or benchtop studies.

Features

Product Animation:
ProGrip™  Laparoscopic Self-fixating Mesh
ProGrip™  Laparoscopic Self-fixating Mesh

Fast resorbing film on posterior side for easy  deployment †,1

Based on pre-clinical animal and/or benchtop studies. 

1 Covidien Internal Test Report 0902CR122. Data on File (June 2012).  

Green medial marking to aid in orientation

Lightweight, semi-resorbable construction reduces foreign material in patient †,2

Based on pre-clinical animal and/or benchtop studies.

2 Covidien Internal Test Report TEX033-a. Data on File (October 2012).

Macroporous, hydrophilic textile promotes rapid tissue integration †,3

Based on pre-clinical animal and/or benchtop studies.

3 Covidien Internal Test Report 98640. Data on File (February 2012).

More than 5,000 resorbable PLA microgrips Σ eliminate the need for traditional fixation †,‡,4,5

Σ Measured in millimeter scale.

Based on pre-clinical animal and/or benchtop studies.

If the mesh is cut to size, additional fixation should be used based on surgeon’s discretion.

4 Covidien Internal Test Report 0902CR123. Data on File (June 2012).

5 ProGrip™ laparoscopic self-fixating mesh Instructions For Use.

3D shape conforms to the anatomy

Available in flat as well as left and right anatomical configurations

Features:

ProGrip™ Laparoscopic Self-Fixating Mesh Features

ProGrip™ laparoscopic self-fixating mesh offers the following competitive advantages:

Self-fixating:

  • More than 5,000 microgripsΣ eliminate the need for traditional tack fixation or glue‡,†,1,2
  • Superior fixation strength compared to Bard 3DMax™* light textile with SorbaFix™* tacks or fibrin sealant†,3
  • Equivalent recurrence rate compared to laparoscopic repair with fixationΩ,†,4,5,6
  • Tack-free fixation over the entire anatomy, including below the inguinal ligament where tacks cannot be placed†,Ω,7

Less pain:

  • Eliminates the pain associated with traditional tack fixationΩ,4,5
  • Low post-operative pain and fast recovery in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairΩ,4,5,6,8
  • 40% of the mesh weight resorbs reducing foreign material presence in patient over time†,9
  • Resorbable, atraumatic microgripsΣ preserve cord and nerve structures†,Ω,7

Easy to use:

  • Doesn’t stick to itself making it easy to handle and unfold laparoscopically†,10
  • Faster than tacks or glue8
  • Easy to orient with green medial marking

Lower cost 11 :

  • Combines the functionality of mesh and fixation into one device
  • Reduces the cost associated with traditional tack fixation and/or glues12
  • Less post-operative pain may result in lower cost of pain management therapyΩ,13

Σ Measured in millimeter scale.

 If the mesh is cut to size, additional fixation should be used based on surgeon’s discretion.

 Based on pre-clinical animal and/or benchtop studies.

1 Covidien Internal Test Report 0902CR123. Data on File (June 2012).

2 ProGrip™ laparoscopic self-fixating mesh Instructions For Use.

3 Covidien Internal Test Report 0902CR114. Data on File (October 2011). Bard™* soft mesh and Bard™* 3DMax light mesh have the same textile base.

Ω ProGrip™ laparoscopic self-fixating mesh and ProGrip™ self-gripping mesh have equivalent gripping and mechanical properties.†,1

4 Laxa, B, Jacob, B. An ongoing prospective study evaluating self-gripping mesh (Parietex ProGrip™) without additional fixation during laparoscopic total extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair: initial analysis. IHS 2012 P1620. Covidien sponsored study.

5 Birk, D. Self-gripping mesh in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Technique and clinical outcome of 96 operations. IHS 2012 P-1654. Covidien sponsored study.

6 Edwards, C. Self-fixating mesh is safe and feasible for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques. Conference: 2011 Scientific Session of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, SAGES San Antonio, TX United States (30.03.2011 – 02.04.2011). 25: S324.

7 Kolbe, T, Hollinsky, C, Walter, I, Joachim, A, Rulicke, T. Influence of a new self-gripping hernia mesh on male fertility in a rat model. Surgical Endoscopy 2010; 24: 455-461.

8 Piccini, G, Lissidini, G et al. No tacks, no glue, no frustration during TAPP groin hernia repair with ProGrip™ and V-Loc™ 180. IHS 2012 FP-1740.

9 Covidien Internal Test Report TEX033-a. Data on File (October 2012).

10 Covidien Internal Test Report 0902CR122. Data on File (June 2012).

11 Estimate derived from the use of information under license from the following IMS Health information service: Hospital Supply Index for the period Sep ’06 – Jun ‘12. IMS expressly reserves all rights, including rights of copying, distribution and republication. Based on typical prices of anatomical mesh and absorbable fixation in the US.

12 Kapischke, M et al. Self-fixating mesh for the Lichtenstein procedure – a prestudy. Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery 2010; 395: 317-322.

13 Jacob, B, Morseon, M. Post-Inguinal Hernia Repair Pain Management Costs: Survey of physicians regarding costs of pain management strategies. IHS 2012

Specifications

Specifications:
Technical Specifications
Textile Material Monofilament Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Microgrip Material Monofilament Polylactic Acid (PLA)
Microgrips/cm2 36
Microgrip Absorption Time >18 Months
Fast Resorbing Film Composition 70% Collagen, 30% Glycerol
Fast Resorbing Film Dissolution Time <1 Day
Weight Before Absorption (g/m2) 82
Weight After Absorption (g/m2) 49 (lightweight)
Pore Size (mm) (height by width) 1.8 x 1.8 (macroporous)
Sterilization Method Ethylene Oxide
Shelf-Life 18 Months
Order Information
Order Code Product Description
LPG1510 10x15 1 Unit per Box
LPG1510X2 10x15 2 Units per Box
LPG1510AR Right Anatomical 1 Unit per Box
LPG1510AL Left Anatomical 1 Unit per Box
LPG1510AK2 Bilateral Anatomical 2 Units per Box