European Surgery

, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 56–58 | Cite as

Mesh technologies and challenges in modern hernia surgery and abdominal wall repair

  • Alexander H. Petter-PuchnerEmail author
  • Simone Gruber-Blum
  • Heinz Redl
  • Karl S. Glaser
  • René H. Fortelny
original article


Hernia surgery is a rapidly evolving field, characterized by an abundance of mesh and fixation materials. This article aims at providing an overview of the most recent and urgent developments in mesh and scaffold technologies.


Hernia repair Mesh technology Biologic collagen implants Synthetic absorbable scaffolds Perspectives in implantology 


Conflict of interest

A.H. Petter-Puchner, S. Gruber-Blum, H. Redl, K.S. Glaser, and R.H. Fortelny declare that they have no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander H. Petter-Puchner
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Simone Gruber-Blum
    • 1
    • 2
  • Heinz Redl
    • 1
  • Karl S. Glaser
    • 2
  • René H. Fortelny
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical TraumatologyAustrian Cluster for Tissue RegenerationViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of General, Visceral and Oncological SurgeryWilhelminenspitalViennaAustria
  3. 3.Sigmund Freud Private UniversityViennaAustria

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