Are biologic grafts effective for hernia repair?: a systematic review of the literature.

@article{Hiles2009AreBG,
  title={Are biologic grafts effective for hernia repair?: a systematic review of the literature.},
  author={Michael C. Hiles and Rae D Record Ritchie and Alicia M Altizer},
  journal={Surgical innovation},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={26-37}
}
Biologic grafts for hernia repair are a relatively new development in the world of surgery. A thorough search of the Medline database for uses of various biologic grafts in hernia shows that the evidence behind their application is plentiful in some areas (ventral, inguinal) and nearly absent in others (parastomal). The assumption that these materials are only suited for contaminated or potentially contaminated surgical fields is not borne out in the literature, with more than 4 times the… CONTINUE READING