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Chapter 133: Japanese Markets for Soft Tissue Repair
[Page 1273]In 2004, the Japanese soft tissue repair market was valued in excess of $28 million. Fueling the market was the growing awareness of surgical treatment options that are simple to perform, safe, effective, and used in the following three procedures:
- hernia repair, to treat ruptures of the abdominal wall
- vaginal sling procedures, to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
- pelvic floor reconstruction, to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
In addition to the increased procedure awareness of physicians and patients alike, the availability of less invasive products is sparking their adoption and acceptance in the traditionally conservative Japanese market. Biomaterials continue to [Page 1274]penetrate the surgical arena with resounding clinical data and, over ...