Vaginal Slings Market Analysis | United States | 2017-2023 | MedCore
Vaginal slings or urinary incontinence slings are medical devices placed under the urethra through a small incision to treat incontinence symptoms. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can be classified in three forms: intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD), urethral hypermobility or male loss of internal and external sphincter functionality. Slings are commonly used in women who have urethral hypermobility. A sling will stop the hypermobility, but the patient may still have stress urinary incontinence due to an intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD). ISD occurs when the urethral sphincter is unable to generate enough resting pressure to prevent urine from seeping out. Urethral hypermobility, also known as Type II SUI, is due to weakened anatomic urethral support, often caused by childbearing. Male loss of sphincter functionality is relatively rare. Vaginal slings directly compete with bulking agents; however, slings are considered the leading technology for treating SUI.
- Year: 2017
- Scope: 2013-2023
- Region: United States
- Published Date: 7/1/2017
- Pages: 527
- Type: MedCore
In the next few years, the biologic market will continue to grow at a faster pace than the synthetic market, however this trend will reverse itself by 2020. Most vaginal sling implantation procedures are performed on an in-patient basis; however, recently the trend has been moving towards out-patient surgery. This trend is due to the gaining popularity of single-incision slings and other easier to install versions of traditional vaginal sling devices that reduce the degree of invasiveness of the implantation procedure, often allowing for the surgery to be conducted in an out-patient setting.
Vaginal slings always require a surgical procedure for installation; however, the degree of invasiveness of the procedure varies depending on the type of sling. The procedure involves placing a sling around the urethra to lift it to a position where sufficient urethral compression will achieve urine control. The sling provides structural support similar to a hammock under the urethra. Slings can consist of synthetic materials, biologic materials or autologous tissue harvested from the patient.
Segments Covered in This Market
- Synthetic Market
- Biologic Market
Report Data Types Included
- Unit Sales, Average Selling Prices, Market Value & Growth Trends
- 10 Year Scope (3 Year Historical + 7 Year Forecast Period)
- Market Drivers & Limiters for Each Segment
- Competitive Analysis with Market Shares
- Product Portfolios
- Related Press Releases from Top Competitors
Boston Scientific offers a wide variety of synthetic slings including Advantage Fit Transvaginal, Advantage Transvaginal, Lynx Suprapubic, and Obtryx II Transobturator systems. All these products utilize Boston Scientifics Advantage Mesh, which is designed to reduce the risk of deformation and vaginal wall irritation. Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, offers the Gynecare® TVT family of synthetic tensionfree slings. Coloplast offered a large variety of synthetic products, including the Aris® and Supris®. Other companies analyzed include C.R. Bard.
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