Adhesions are a major surgical complication without solution
Almost 100% occurrence in open surgical procedures
Severe strain on health systems
•Small bowel obstruction (SBO)
•Difficulties in repeat surgeries
Patient anxiety and discomfort
Multi billion dollar problem
THE MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM OF
"Intra-abdominal adhesive disease is associated with up to 15% to 20% of all cases of infertility"
(Reviews in obstetrics & gynecology, vol. 2 no. 1 2009, p41-45).
“…cost of adhesions represents 20-40% of the $30.86 billion annual budget request for the US National Institutes of Health in 2013.”
(INNOVA 2016 no 2(2), p7-29).
“The global market for Anti-Adhesion products is projected to reach US$2.7 billion by 2020…”
(Global Industry Analysts Inc).
“…34.6% of the 29,790 patients who underwent open abdominal or pelvic surgery in 1986 were readmitted a mean of 2.1 times over 10 years for a disorder directly or possibly related to adhesions, or for abdominal or pelvic surgery that could be potentially complicated by adhesions”
(Lancet 1999, 353(9163):1476-80).