Reply To: Research in alternative methods to mesh?
Yes. Lots of exciting technology in the works.
– Hybrid mesh where the amount of synthetic is dramatically reduced. Thus, less inflammation or reaction.
– New sutures that are just as strong but less reactive than what we are currently using. Steel breaks so it’s no longer a viable option for most surgeons.
– New less invasive techniques. I’ve been performing robotic-assisted non mesh (tissue) repairs with good success.