Odd article about Progrip in professional surgery journal
05/30/2023 at 9:57 am #35204
Here is a new article about the history and development of Progrip mesh. It is a strange article to publish in a journal whose stated objective is to promote scientific research. It has the strong overtones of an advertisement for Progrip. The Conflicts are deep.
But, it is interesting. Seems more appropriate for General Surgery News.
History of the Creation of Self-Gripping Mesh
Maaike Vierstraete, Philippe Chastan, Alfredo Meneghin and Filip Muysoms
“JAWS is the official journal of the European Hernia Society
JAWS is a peer-reviewed Open Access Journal that aims to promote the scientific research in the field of abdominal wall surgery. JAWS aims to share ideas, to exchange knowledge, and promote clinical and basic research within a context of equality, equity and diversity.”
05/30/2023 at 10:01 am #35205
Here is a link to Medtronic’s Progrip pages. They just introduced a polypropylene Progrip to complement the polyester.
07/04/2023 at 9:36 am #36075
Somebody just asked about “Chinese substandard polypropylene” in a different Topic. It reminded me of the Progrip polyester (PET) – based mesh. PET and PP are the two main polymers used in meshes. They both seem ot have similar problems.
The MAUDE database is a good place to look for information about complaints about specific products. It is not easy to use though. I created a Topic about it. Some of the files contain detailed descriptions, others are very short.
Here is an excerpt from the article I linked in the first post of this thread.
Although not intended to be used for laparoscopic surgery some surgeons started using the flat Pg-PET mesh during laparoscopic groin hernia repairs. Probably, Dr. Dieter Birk was one of the first surgeons starting to use Pg-PET mesh in laparoscopy in 2008. Favourable results during a follow-up period of 23 months were published in 2013 . Muysoms et al. also started using Pg-PET mesh in laparoscopic groin hernia repairs in November 2009 . Sofradim Production later produced a mesh dedicated for laparoscopic groin hernia repair, Progrip™ Laparoscopic Self-Fixating Mesh.
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