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Ventral and Incisional Hernias Mesh Technology

  • Ferdinand Köckerling
  • Bruce Ramshaw
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Abstract

In the guidelines [1] for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), no recommendation can be made about a specific prosthetic, since there are few data available directly comparing the long-term outcomes of different prosthetics in humans [1]. Selection of the prosthetics is typically based on surgeon’s experience, intraoperative handling characteristics, and the purported features associated with the prosthetic [1]. Post-market, continuous evaluation in terms of patient-centered outcomes of all prosthetics is needed [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Center for Minimally Invasive SurgeryCertified Hernia Center and Certified Obesity Center, Academic Teaching Hospital of Charité – University Medicine Berlin, Vivantes HospitalBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity Surgeons AssociatesKnoxvilleUSA

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