Reply To: Plugs are evil, should be avoided, surgeon invents the “mother of all plugs”
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Look at the description of the first three pictures in the paper linked below, and the picture in Dr. Towfigh’s tweet. The ProFlor plug was removed due to recurrence after three years (how did that happen if the repair was “finalized” and the defect obliterated?). The plug looks just like the Perfix plug that Dr. Towfigh removed. All contracted and filled with new tissue.
It’s almost like they are showing that their claims don’t match the reality. The ProFlor ends up just like the other plugs.
Many doctors don’t use the term “scar tissue”. It’s all just tissue in different stages of regeneration.
Anyway, I think that the key issues are return of function and quality of life. That’s the reason that people let any kind of plastic be inserted in to their body. Time will tell on Proflor. Insightra has been bought by a venture capital company and they will promote this product until they sell the company to a larger medical device company or until they package it up for a public offering to the market. That’s what venture capital firms do. It’s all about the money. They have to generate excitement. Tela Bio followed a similar path with their Ovitex products.
plugs are evil and should not be extrapolated as all things "mesh"
— Yuri Novitsky (@NovitskyYuri) July 24, 2018