Hernia Surgical Mesh
Each year in the United States more than one million patients undergo treatment to repair hernias.
Hernia treatment often requires surgery. Doctors commonly use a product known as hernia surgical mesh, which has recently been linked to a number of serious adverse affects, including death. In response, the Food Drug Administration has issued several hernia surgical mesh recalls.
Many patients were forced to undergo additional surgeries to remove recalled hernia mesh, and numerous patients suffered painful and damaging symptoms/conditions, including:
- Bowel Obstructions
- Bowel Perforation
- Punctured Organs
- Severe Abdominal Pain
Hernias that often require treatment: The most common type of hernia is an inguinal hernia (which is a hernia on the inner groin). Other types of hernias include femoral, incisional, ventral, umbilical, and hiatal.
What is surgical mesh, and why is it used? According the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), surgical mesh is “a medical device that is used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue. The majority of surgical mesh devices currently available for use are constructed from synthetic materials or animal tissue.” Because hernias have a high recurrence rate surgeons often opt to use surgical mesh, which is designed to strengthen the hernia repair.
What you should know about surgical mesh recalls: The FDA approved a number of these products through the 510(k) approval process, which allows manufactures to distribute products without undergoing clinical trials or comprehensive safety studies.
Manufactures that have issued recalls or withdrawn products include: Ethicon Physiomesh, Ethicon Proceed Surgical Mesh, Bard Davol Kugel Hernia Patch Mesh and Atrium C-QUR Mesh.
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