Biologic versus Synthetic Mesh Reinforcement: What are the Pros and Cons?

@article{Fitzgerald2014BiologicVS,
  title={Biologic versus Synthetic Mesh Reinforcement: What are the Pros and Cons?},
  author={James F. Fitzgerald and A. V. S. Sai Bhargav Kumar},
  journal={Clinics in colon and rectal surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={140-8}
}
Preserving patients' native tissues has posed many challenges for surgeons. Increased life expectancy is leading to a proportionately older surgical population with weaker tissues. The growing population of morbidly obese patients in addition to those with multiple comorbidities which influence the native strength and perfusion of tissues compounds the surgeon's challenge. Certainly, there is a rising demand for materials to replace or augment a patient's native tissue when it has been… CONTINUE READING
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