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. http://www.shouldice.com/
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Hernia mesh recalled
Two types of hernia mesh have been recalled – the Atrium C-QUR patch and Ethicon PHYSIOMESH. Hernia mesh devices were placed on the market despite inadequate testing, trials and proper warning of concerns from physicians.
In May 2016, Ethicon issued an “URGENT FIELD SAFETY NOTICE” alerting surgeons they are voluntarily recalling the patch.
Manufacturers were aware the patches caused increased adverse effects, yet trained their sales force to blame surgical teams rather than accept the product’s fault.