GVR Report cover Hernia Mesh Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Hernia Mesh Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Hernia Type (Inguinal Hernia, Incisional Hernia, Femoral), By Mesh Type (Biologic Mesh, Synthetic Mesh), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-204-4
  • Number of Report Pages: 120
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030 
  • Industry: Healthcare

Hernia Mesh Devices Market Size & Trends

The global hernia mesh devices market size was valued at USD 5.01 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7% from 2023 to 2030. Advancements such as self-fixating meshes and articulating fixation are likely to overcome the issues, which makes it a key factor for the growth in the adoption of hernia mesh devices. According to the FDA, a hernia mesh should last a lifetime, and it is a permanent implant. Smoking, poor nutrition, genetic factors, obesity, and lifestyle changes are some of the factors contributing to the elevated incidence of hernias.

U.S. Hernia Mesh Devices market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

Around the world, 13% of adults are fat, 39% are obese, and one in five kids is overweight. The equilibrium between energy intake and expenditure determines obesity. High incidence of hernia globally and improved patient outcomes by using meshes, which reduce operative and recovery time, are some of the factors contributing to the growth. According to the U.S. FDA, more than a million hernia repairs are performed in the U.S., of which 800,000 procedures are inguinal repairs; in fact, more than 80% of hernia repairs performed in the U.S. use mesh products. The chances of having an inguinal hernia increase at the age of 75-80. The prevalence of these hernias is high in developing countries, with almost 0.95 million procedures being performed annually.

The high incidence rate of hernia is creating demand for efficient hernia mesh devices, which is expected to be responsible for market growth. Furthermore, some advantages of using meshes in hernia repair are reduced chances of recurrence and alleviated pain, which is expected to accelerate market growth.

COVID-19 had a substantial impact on the market for hernia mesh devices. In February 2019, the proportion of emergency repairs and operations was approximately 2.5% for inguinal hernias and 5.9% for incisional & umbilical hernias. In mid-March 2020, an announcement was made by the German government to stop elective surgical interventions. In addition, the number of hernia repairs registered by Herniamed during March 2020 was reduced substantially. The lowest cases of hernia repair were registered in April 2020, during which hernia repair surgeries were equivalent to about 25% of those conducted from February to June 2019.

With the gradual decrease in COVID-19 cases after May 2020, restrictions executed on overall elective surgery across German hospitals were lifted, increasing the number of elective hernia repairs. Despite the normalization of hospitalization policies in Germany, the caseload of hernia repairs in June 2020 was considerably lower than in June 2019.

Technological advancements in hernia mesh devices have rapidly increased in recent years. Advancements such as articulating fixation devices and self-fixating (gripping) mesh are developed to overcome the problems occurring during the laparoscopic process. Also, such devices offer surgeons better access to weak spots within the abdominal wall and enable them to securely place mesh at the desired body site, fostering market growth.

Furthermore, several market players are aiming at developing and manufacturing highly flexible and self-fixation hernia meshes where the mesh can be fixed at the hernia site without the usage of any glue or staples, owing to the emergence of micro-grip adherence technology. For instance, the self-fixating mesh from Medtronic Parietex ProGrip offers security, patient comfort, and simplicity of usage. Its cutting-edge microgrip technology offers quick fixation.

Hernia Type Insights

The market for hernia mesh devices is segmented by hernia type into inguinal, incisional, femoral, and other hernias. The inguinal hernia segment held the largest market share of around 75% in 2022. In addition, it is 10 times more common in men than women. This is due to the fact that the male testicle originates in the belly and must descend via a groin hole to reach the scrotum, the sac that houses the testicles. A hernia forms if this hole is not closed at birth. Other factors responsible for the dominance of this segment are patient feasibility due to tension-free procedures and more complications involved in the traditional operative techniques.

The others segment in hernia type is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR of 7.1% in 2022. Other hernias include hiatal hernia, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, umbilical hernia, ventral hernia, and perineal hernia. Hiatal hernia is more prevalent as it is caused by obesity. According to the World Heart Federation, 2.3 billion children & adults are living with obesity worldwide, and if the current trends follow, by 2025, 2.7 billion people will be living with obesity.

Mesh Type Insights

Based on mesh type, the market is segmented into biological and synthetic. The synthetic segment dominated the market with a revenue share of over 60% in 2022. Synthetic meshes dominated the hernia mesh market owing to their high product availability, easy availability of the product materials, and cost-effectiveness. The launch of new products, easy availability, and low prices were major reasons for the market domination of synthetic meshes in terms of the sales of mesh devices. Moreover, synthetic meshes are economical for most patients and are a good alternative to biological meshes with the least number of postsurgical complications.

Global Hernia Mesh Devices market share and size, 2022

The biological mesh segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 6.9% over the forecast period. One of the primary reasons is its biocompatibility, which reduces the risk of adverse reactions and complications compared to synthetic mesh materials. For instance, in September 2020, Surgical Innovation Associates received CE Mark approval for Dura Sorb, an absorbable mesh. The product provides scaffolding and mechanical support, offering an alternative to permanent synthetic or biological meshes.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market in 2022 and accounted for over 50% of the market share. The factors that are responsible for the big share are the large population suffering from the disease, improved healthcare facilities, sedentary lifestyle practices, and high adoption of surgical meshes as a treatment option. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, in the U.S., upto 10% of people get a hernia at some point in their lives. Inguinal hernia repairs make up almost 770,000 of more than 1 million abdominal hernia operations annually. A favorable reimbursement scenario for hernia mesh encourages patients to opt for the surgery, open or laparoscopic. Patients have easy access to detailed reimbursement codes and ratios by the government and industry players.

Hernia Mesh Devices Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

According to the German Federal Statistical Agency, around 50,000 incisional hernia surgeries are performed yearly in Germany. France has a significant prevalence of hernia, with almost 154,000 people suffering from the condition. The most frequently used technique for hernia repair in the country is plug and patch. Thus, increasing demand for hernia repair devices is anticipated to contribute to market growth.

MEA is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.0% owing to a large patient pool, a remarkable increase in access and quality of healthcare, growth in awareness about target disorder management, and the presence of a wide range of medical solutions. In adults in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), including women, groin hernias are thought to occur between 3.2% and 5.4% of the time. Untreated groin hernias were present in 6.6% and 10.8% of adult men in two population-based investigations from Ghana and Uganda, respectively.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The industry is highly competitive, with many players operating in the market. Large multinational companies with a wide product portfolio co-exist with companies that specialize in a particular product line. For instance, in December 2022, WL Gore and AGC Biologics entered into a significant collaboration to enhance their biopharmaceutical services. As part of this partnership, AGC Biologics will integrate the GORE Protein Capture Devices, which include Protein A, into its mAb-based contract development and manufacturing services. This collaboration aims to bolster AGC Biologics' product offerings and provide more robust solutions to their clients in the biopharmaceutical industry. Some of the prominent players in the global hernia mesh devices market include:

  • Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.

  • C. R. Bard, Inc.

  • W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

  • Atrium Medical (Getinge Group)

  • LifeCell

  • B. Braun SE

  • Baxter

  • Cook

  • Herniamesh S.r.l.

Hernia Mesh Devices Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 5.28 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 8.32 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.7% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historic data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Report updated

October 2023

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion, and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors & trends

Segments covered

Hernia type, mesh type, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Denmark; Sweden; Norway; Japan; China; India; Australia; South Korea; Thailand; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE; Kuwait;

Key companies profiled

Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. ; C. R. Bard, Inc.; W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; Atrium Medical (Getinge Group); LifeCell; B. Braun SE; Baxter; Cook; Herniamesh S.r.l.

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Global Hernia Mesh Devices Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global hernia mesh devices market report based on the hernia type, mesh type, and region:

Global Hernia Mesh Devices Market Report Segmentation

  • Hernia Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Inguinal Hernia

    • Incisional Hernia

    • Femoral Hernia

    • Others

  • Mesh Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Biologic Mesh

    • Synthetic Mesh

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Denmark

      • Sweden

      • Norway

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • Thailand

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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