A big problem with hernia surgery used to be recurrence; in fact, in early surgeries hernias recurred almost 100% of the time. Advanced medical techniques have reduced recurrence significantly, especially with the introduction of hernia mesh in 1958.
Some hernia meshes are made of synthetic materials, some with biologic materials that will dissolve over time, and some are made with synthetic materials coated with a biologic material. This mesh strengthens damaged tissues, reduces the chance of hernia recurrence, and shortens recovery time.
If mesh is defective, however, it can cause complications, such as:
- Bacterial infections
- Mesh migration
Some of these complications can even lead to death.
If any of the following hernia meshes were used for your hernia repair, and you experienced complications, please call us today at 402 505-3555.
- Physiomesh®, by Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary
- Atrium C-QUR™
- Composix® Kugel® manufactured by Davol Inc., a C.R. Bard subsidiary
- All hernia mesh manufactured by C.R. Bard made of Marlex polypropylene