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  • drtowfigh

    June 25, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Mesh Sutures

    Dr Dumanian presented his data at our most recent meeting of the American Hernia Society. Very cool idea and invention.

    As I understand it, the product is intended to reduce risk of the current fish line-type sutures used to close fascia from tearing through the fasc and causing hernias. These are usually Swiss cheese-type hernias. I believe the purpose is to use these sutures when closing the abdominal wall. They are not yet ready to be used for inguinal hernia repair. Also, as far as I know, the goal is to use these the first time you need the abdominal wall closed (not necessarily at the time of hernia repair) in order to reduce the risk of incisional hernia repair.
    Excited to see more results. It’s a very innovative and interesting idea.