The use of sterilised polyester mosquito net mesh for inguinal hernia repair in Ghana

@article{Clarke2008TheUO,
  title={The use of sterilised polyester mosquito net mesh for inguinal hernia repair in Ghana},
  author={M. G. Clarke and C. Oppong and R. Simmermacher and K. Park and M. Kurzer and L. Vanotoo and A. Kingsnorth},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2008},
  volume={13},
  pages={155-159}
}
BackgroundThe use of alloplastic mesh is now commonplace in hernia repair. However, in developing countries, cheaper alternatives to commercial mesh are required due to the high associated cost. Whilst nylon mosquito net mesh has been trialled previously, this study aimed to assess the use of polyester mosquito net mesh in tension-free inguinal hernia repair in Ghana.MethodsAll patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair during the 5-day ‘Operation Hernia’ mission in 2007 were eligible for the… Expand
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