Implants Used for Hernioplasty
This chapter outlines the numerous materials that have been used for the repair of ventral, incisional, and other types of hernias. It describes the biological, synthetic, absorbable, and hybrid prosthetic products and fixation devices that are available. I have done my best to include all the currently available materials from around the world in this chapter. Up-to-date descriptions and figures will aid the reader in the selection of the best options for the patient and the hernia treated.
KeywordsHernioplasty Hernia Mesh Prosthesis Implant
Although it is not designated on the propriety names of any of the products listed in this chapter, it should be acknowledged to the reader that all manufacturer names and products are either registered trademarks, copyrighted, or exclusive to that company. These cannot be used without the permission of the respective company.
Many of these photos were taken by myself or provided by the company itself. I wish to thank all of these companies for their permissions and invaluable assistance in putting the most accurate information into this chapter that I could not have obtained without their assistance.
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