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Surgery

Surgery

Journal of Medical Implants & Surgery

Author(s): Holste JL

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The use of mesh has become essential in the repair of abdominal wall incisional hernias. Suture techniques, reapplied after failure of a primary repair, are characterized by recurrence rates of up to 50 percent, whereas the reinforcement of the abdominal wall with surgical mesh has significantly decreased these rates to <10 percent. This article describes the background for the development of mesh with lightweight construction and physiological biomechanical performance.

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This article was published in International Surgery and referenced in Journal of Medical Implants & Surgery

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