News Feed Discussions Best mesh for laparoscopic TAPP inguinal hernia repair

  • LeviProcter

    December 9, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    There is no best mesh.

    Standard, agreed upon, mesh for an MIS inguinal is a standard weight polypropylene as delineated by the European Hernia Society Guidelines.

    That mesh brand you have identified is one that fits this recommendation and is safe.

    All mesh manufacturers have lawsuits.

    Polypropylene has been used since the 60s for inguinal hernia.

    It is safe.

    It, and any other permanent prosthesis, can have consequences.

    The majority of mesh complications (independent of manufacturer) are a result of surgical technique as compared to the mesh itself.

    If I had an inguinal hernia I would go with a regular weight polypropylene product.

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