The report's geographic scope is worldwide with information for specific geographical regions; world demographics; life expectancy by country, and other general issues affecting the market. Information is presented as a worldwide overview, with special emphasis on the U.S., Europe, and other key markets. A market summary includes market analysis by product and region and a competitive analysis of leading providers. Additionally, key company profiles are included.
The information for this report was gathered using both primary and secondary research including comprehensive research of secondary sources such as company literature, databases, investment reports, and medical and business journals. Telephone interviews and email correspondence were the primary method of gathering information. For the purpose of this study, Kalorama Information conducted interviews with key industry officials, consultants, health care providers, and government personnel. These sources were the primary basis in gathering information specifically relating to revenue and market share data presented in this report. Additional interviews were completed with relevant company representatives including marketing directors, division managers, and product representatives.
Some of the issues and trends impacting the market today and in the future include:
- Hernia Surgery and Pain Issues
- Advances in Hernia Repair
- Sports Hernia Repair
- Fetal Treatment of Hernia Repair
- Robotics, MIS and Hernia Repair
- Training and Education
- Kugel Recall
- Biotextile Hernia Implants
- Obesity, Men, and Hernia Development
- Patent Analysis
All market data pertains to the world market at the manufacturers' level. The base year for data was 2012. Historical data was provided for the years 2010 and 2011, with forecast data provided for 2013 through 2017. Compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) are provided for 2010-2017 periods for each region and/or segment covered. Competitive analysis is provided for the year 2012. The forecasted market analysis for 2013-2017 was largely based on demographic trends, new developments, innovative technology and global expansion.