Reply To: Is biologic mesh an option for an elective repair?
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Biologic implants that are not hybrid implants are not permanent. They go away.
The biologic implant serves as a lattice for your body’s tissue to grow into and ultimately replace in time.
However, we don’t have any that allow significant collagen (scar) deposition. They allow blood supply and other tissue ingrowth.
Therefore, when they’re absorbed your reply depends on the degree of tissue healing through mesh.
They generally are reserved for very high risk situations and have a poor long term success rate for maintaining inguinal hernia repair.
I would not recommend for most elective inguinal hernia repairs.