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The Dangers of Hernia Mesh
Surgical mesh is commonly used to strengthen a hernia repair, but thousands of patients have experienced devastating side effects and often needed a second surgery to repair the damage.
Surgical mesh is implanted to strengthen tissue that has been weakened or damaged in abdominal repair procedures. Surgical mesh made of non-absorbable polypropylene can cause serious side effects including adhesions, abdominal abscesses, intestinal fistulas, mesh migration, obstructions, pain, swelling as well as requiring additional surgeries.
Some hernia mesh products, like Ethicon’s Physiomesh composite mesh implant, have even been recalled due to their higher revision rates compared to similar devices.
Hernia Mesh Side Effects
According to the FDA, complications associated with hernia mesh include:
- Revision surgery
- Organ perforation
- Mesh Erosion
- Bowel obstruction
- Allergic reaction
- Hemorrhaging or uncontrolled bleeding