Hernia repairs are carried out using the same polypropylene surgical mesh material as that used for the vaginal implants.
It does not have the issue of inserting the polypropylene plastic through a clean contaminated, surgical field BUT these mesh patches are also causing problems due to the material shrinking, causing pain and erosion – which means it can cut through tissues and nerve endings.
There are male members of Sling The Mesh who joined after suffering chronic pain from a hernia repair and want to find out more about surgical mesh problems. The Shouldice Hospital in Canada specialises in natural tissue repairs.
English non mesh hernia repair surgeons we know of are David Nott, Emin Carapetti, Arj Shanka
Stuff TV Hernia patient talks about how no tests show anything is wrong, yet pain gets worse, painkillers get stronger.He didn’t even know mesh had been inserted. His life, his enjoyment, his hobbies all gone.
American lawyer Mike Papontonio on his TV show talks about how hernia mesh is a billion dollar profit machine causing problems for thousands.
Group action against hernia mesh in Canada.
Hernia mesh lawsuit in America May 2017.
CLICK HERE FOR A ONE STOP SHOP for good information about hernia mesh complications.
Another good site for information is here by surgeon Kevin Petersen
Hernia mesh recalled
Hernia mesh has been recalled – Ethicon PHYSIOMESH. Hernia mesh devices were placed on the market despite inadequate testing, trials and proper warning of concerns from physicians, according to this report.
In May 2016, Ethicon issued an “URGENT FIELD SAFETY NOTICE” alerting surgeons they are voluntarily recalling the patch.
Native tissue groin hernia repair
Malik, Urbach et al This study shows you are five times more likely to get recurrence if you have mesh compared to a native tissue repair at the world’s leading natural hernia repair centre the Shouldice Hospital in Canada.
Surgeons don’t report problems with medical devices – they think it’s futile
BMJ Surgeons don’t report problems with medical devices because they don’t see the point – according to this study.