Tissue repair sutture types

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    • #30885
      Ian J
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      I’m having my poly mesh removed from an inguinal hernia repair because of foreign body implant rejection and will be having a conventional tissue repair.
      Does anyone know if you can have the repair done with a bio sutture that dissolves or does it have to be permanent with poly sutture?
      I’m pretty sure the surgeon said he wouldn’t be using poly but I can’t be sure.

    • #30886
      Chuck
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      Ian…i hear prolene is the way to go. some say permanent sutures are needed to ensure that the hernia doesnt recur…are you free to chat at all? i am in the same boat as you and am considering removal. you can email me directly at [email protected] gmail.com or respond here…ideally would love to chat on the phone and compare notes…removal is a tough operation…and i am trying to gather all facts’

    • #30892
      Good intentions
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      The surgeon can use whatever suture material they want to use. There is a variety and many of them are synthetic polymers. Silk is another material that is used sometimes.

    • #30921
      MarkT
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      Another option is stainless steel, which has been used successfully at Shouldice Hospital for decades…and Dr. Sbayi, who worked there for a year, and is now at Stonybrook in New York, uses the same stainless steel too.

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