Why do hernia surgeons still use mesh?
I am just wondering – why do hernia surgeons still use mesh with all the complications that arise from it? Are there newer mesh materials that do not have any complications? I saw several surgeons a few years back in an attempt to find a tissue repair surgeon, but could find none locally. Now I’m in the same position again since my hernia has worsened, but afraid I’m faced with the same issue. Do I just “give in” to mesh? And at what point do you get it repaired? It sticks out quite a bit and when I squat down, sometimes I will feel the popping in and out – but I wouldn’t really say it hurts really bad yet – just a little bothersome. Any thoughts would be much appreciated!!!
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