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MemberMarch 12, 2017 at 3:23 pm
“The final Parietex unboxed in this video is the Parietex Progrip. The Parietex Progrip was designed to not need any securing device, such as tacks, sutures, or staples. Instead, the Parietex Progrip has 1000’s of little hooks made of Polylactic Acid (PLA) attached to it. The PLA hooks act just like Velcro to the patient’s tissue. Once the Parietex Progrip has been implanted, it is nearly impossible to remove. Many clients report severe, debilitating pain from the moment the Parietex Progrip is implanted.
There are even more problems with the Parietex Progrip though. Our lawyers have observed abnormally high infection rates associated with the Parietex Progrip. Hernia mesh infections almost always necessitate the removal of the hernia mesh to rid the infection. This is because hernia meshes are prone to the formation of biofilms, which are nearly resistant to even the strongest I.V. antibiotics. Unfortunately, the Parietex Progrip can be so dangerous to remove that many surgeons simply refuse to reoperate on a patient. As a result, many clients are having to live with an active infection, possibly for the rest of their lives. These are large infections that frequently go systemic. Hernia mesh infections can lead to additional serious injuries, including death.
Like the Parietex Composite, the Parietex Progrip also had a strong smell of disinfectants upon unboxing.
It is the opinion of the lawyers at the Hollis Law Firm that the Parietex Progrip is one of the most defective and dangerous hernia mesh products currently on the market!”
Dr Towfigh and other surgeons on this site: In your experience, is the Parietex ProGrip impossible to remove without making much more damage?? When the Polyacitc Acid is absorbed after 18 months, will it then be possible and easier to remove?