Can Plug & Patch “break through” muscle tissue, causing tear?
I’m scheduled to have my plug & patch removed in April. The pain continues to get worse, and my right side has atrophied so so much. I’ve waited on it for a year now. I’m choosing a doctor @ Cleveland Clinic and praying for the best! I have a personal friend who had the same exact mesh product removed from the same Doctor I’m seeing and he is doing pretty dang good. I don’t really think you can expect a 100% recovery from this kind of operation, but even if it’s 80%, I’ll be happy as a clam.
Can’t believe how much time and money I already have invested in this gosh dang plug & patch;
– two trips to california
– 5 trips to ohio
– 3 trips to florida
– countless video consults
– 1000+ hours of research and learning
…and I still can’t believe a simple 45 minute surgery 9 years ago would end up causing so much misery. If you are planning to have hernia surgery, please do ANYTHING other than plug & patch.
Anyway, has anyone heard of plug & patch migrating through the muscle – causing a tear or detachment? My plug has moved significantly towards the top of my skin and I’m convinced my muscle is damaged from it. I can trace my internal oblique on my right side down to my inguinal, but on the left (where previous surgery was), I can feel the opposing internal oblique kinda “flopping” around right where the plug has migrated towards the top of my skin.
I have one more MRI scheduled before my operation to rule out muscle involvement because I don’t want to miss something that could be fixed at the same time the excision is taking place (i.e. don’t want to be put under twice).
Is that something an Orthopedist would be better suited to diagnose?
I hope that makes sense, incredibly hard to spell out via text.
Finally to everyone that is suffering, keep swinging! I know it isn’t easy.
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