Volume 7, Number 3, September 2017
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||25 August 2017|
Mesh materials and hernia repair
Centre of Excellence for Medical Textiles, The South India Textile Research Association (SITRA), Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Cologenesis Healthcare Pvt Limited, Salem - 636 140, Tamil Nadu, India
* Senior Scientific Officer-Grade A, Centre of Excellence for Medical Textiles, The South India Textile Research Association (SITRA), Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu, India. E-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com (E. Santhini).
Accepted: 24 March 2017
Hernia incidence has been observed since ancient time. Advancement in the medical textile industry came up with the variety of mesh materials to repair hernia, but none of them are without complications including recurrence of hernia. Therefore individuals once developed with the hernia could not lead a healthy and comfortable life. This drawn attention of surgeons, patients, researchers and industry to know the exact mechanism behind its development, complications and recurrence. Recent investigations highlighted the role of genetic factors and connective tissue disorders being the reason for the development of hernia apart from the abnormal pressure that is known to develop during other disease conditions. This review discusses different mesh materials, their advantages and disadvantages and their biological response after its implantation.
Key words: Hernia, Classification / Complications / Mesh materials / Recurrence
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