Biomaterials for "tension-free" hernioplasties and principles of their applications.

@article{Amid1995BiomaterialsF,
  title={Biomaterials for "tension-free" hernioplasties and principles of their applications.},
  author={Parviz K. Amid and Irving L. Lichtenstein and Alex. G. Shulman and Michael Hakakha},
  journal={Minerva chirurgica},
  year={1995},
  volume={50 9},
  pages={821-6}
}
Although decreasing, there exists an unjustified fear of mesh for the repair of inguinal and incisional hernias. This is due to the negative experience of the past when ideal biomaterials were not available. At the time of introduction of Marlex mesh by Francis Usher, three decades ago, ideal suture material for fixation of the mesh was not available and created undesirable complications. This compounded the fear of mesh for the repair of abdominal wall hernias. With the variety of prosthetic… CONTINUE READING