Hernia mesh is a screen-like surgical implant used to repair hernias. Hernias occur when tissue or organs bulge through a weak spot or tear in a muscle wall. Most doctors use hernia mesh in surgeries to repair damaged muscle walls because it decreases the chance of a hernia coming back. However, mesh can lead to infection and other serious complications.
Complications following hernia surgeries are relatively common and more likely among patients who are implanted with surgical hernia mesh. Some of the most serious complications, such as bowel perforation, can be life-threatening while several of the most frequently reported complications can require further surgery to repair.
Was Mesh Used to Repair Your Hernia?
If you have had hernia surgery in the past, it is likely that you received a hernia mesh implant. Hernia surgical mesh has quickly become the medical standard for repairing hernias. Studies have shown it to be more reliable at preventing recurrences, but, as with any surgery, hernia repairs pose the risk of complications.
Complications following hernia surgeries are relatively common and more likely among patients who are implanted with surgical hernia mesh. These complications include:
- Mesh Migration
- Bowel Obstruction
- Hernia Recurrence
- Abscess and/or Infection
Some of the most serious complications, like bowel perforation, can be life-threatening. Several of the most frequently reported complications can require further surgery to repair.
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