Hernia Mesh

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Who is at risk?

Construction workers, assembly line workers, and general laborers who bend and complete heavy lifting tasks and projects are at risk for developing hernias. There are also genetic factors that make increase the risk of developing a hernia for some people.

What is Hernia Mesh?

Hernia Mesh devices are thin plastic or resin sutures coated with a collagen material and implanted by a surgeon to patch or repair the area where a hernia has occurred. Some of the more modern Hernia Mesh devices are thin plastic or resin sutures coated with a collagen material to prevent the fusing of the mesh with an organ, such as the intestines.
Major Manufacturers Producing Hernia Mesh Include: Atrium Medical Braun Melsungen, AG R. Bard Ethicon

How are complications from Hernia Mesh treated?

Complications are treated with revision surgery, which can be even more invasive than the first surgery, and can require a longer recovery period. If your hernia reoccurred, if the mesh migrated or contracted, or if the mesh failed and your are experiencing severe pain, you could be a candidate for Hernia Mesh Revision Surgery.