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My Journey through the Evolution of Ventral and Incisional Hernia Repair . The State of the Art and What is in the Future

  title={My Journey through the Evolution of Ventral and Incisional Hernia Repair . The State of the Art and What is in the Future},
  author={George Christoudias},
Each case of mesh infection requires a second operation for its removal, usually resulting in a recurrent hernia and an extra $75,000 in healthcare costs [3]. Furthermore, the overall incidence of surgical site infections (SSI) increased, leading to prolonged hospitalization with associated patient suffering. With these new complications, the improved recurrence rates were still unacceptably high, begging for the next improvement in hernia repair. 

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