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  • Alephy

    July 15, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Thanks a lot for the info! Yes, I am actually starting thinking too that even if a company came along with the perfect mesh, if it is not one of the bigs ones chances are the product will go forgotten quickly…..

  • Good intentions

    July 15, 2020 at 11:27 am

    Sorry for the extra commentary alephy. It does look though like they have not made much progress with that material. If I’m reading Google Scholar correctly it hasn’t even been cited.,48

  • Good intentions

    July 15, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Here is their web page. The paper you showed was published in 2012. It doesn’t look like they’ve done much with it.

    It wouldn’t be a surprise if they just could not compete with the big synthetic mesh companies. Johnson & Johnson, and BD, and the others. Plastic mesh is much cheaper than anything else out there. It’s basically just repurposed fishnet material. There are reports of the poorer countries using mosquito netting for hernia repair, and seeing essentially the same results, as far as recurrence, as the expensive meshes. Many of the mesh variations are designed to make it easier for the surgeon to get the mesh in and reopened.

    Overall, looking back ten to twenty years, there really has been no advancement of the materials used for mesh repair. The same problems exist as back then. Only a few products have been discontinued. Efforts to define the problems have been stymied.

    Very similar to what’s happening with COVID-19, in the United States at least, just a different time-scale.

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