A hernia is nothing to mess around with. It will not go away on its own, and it almost always requires surgery – sometimes emergency, and sometimes elective.
A big problem with hernia surgery used to be a recurrence, in fact in early surgeries hernias recurred almost 100% of the time. Advanced medical techniques reduced recurrence significantly, especially the introduction of hernia mesh.
Hernia mesh, however, comes with possible complications.
Hernia mesh provides a lucrative market that draws in medical device makers. Grand View Research estimated the global market was worth $177 million in 2016. The market research firm predicted steady growth through 2025. The potential for profit attracts all sizes of companies.