Prosthetic Options: Advantages and Disadvantages

  • Yuri W. Novitsky
  • Luis A. Martin-del-Campo


The use of mesh revolutionized the hernia surgery field by providing for a tension-free repair method for fascial defects. There are many different commercially available options for inguinal hernia prosthetic reinforcement, and every surgeon must have the knowledge to make an educated choice for a needed prosthetic. The chosen mesh should facilitate an adequate repair while matching a specific clinical scenario as well as the patient’s goals. This chapter describes the features of frequently used mesh options as well as our own algorithm for prosthetics selection in groin hernia repair.


Mesh Prosthetic Hernia Inguinal Groin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuri W. Novitsky
    • 1
  • Luis A. Martin-del-Campo
    • 1
  1. 1.Columbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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