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  • drtowfigh

    May 15, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Autoimmune Watch wait or fix

    I disagree with the statement that tissue repair causes stiffness and loss of function.

    It is not well documented at all that autoimmune disorders cause worse mesh reaction. I’ve seen it in my practice and I’ve researched the phenomenon, do I have a special interest in it. Read my chapter on it in the SAGES Manual of Groin Pain. I’m compiling my own data and perhaps the AHSQC database will be able to answer this question one day.

    Pain from mesh is not a mesh rejection.

    Polypropylene suture repair is different than polypropylene mesh implantation.

    It’s not an immune system issue. It’s these diseases’ propensity toward heightened inflammatory response.