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W hat's the best mesh? "If there were one perfect mesh, we wouldn't be having this conversation," says Kent W. Kercher, MD, FACS, a surgeon with Carolinas Hernia Institute in Charlotte, N.C. "We would be using it." While there's no one-mesh-fits-all solution, the ongoing search for the perfect hernia repair has inspired several new meshes and fixation devices designed to prevent complica- tions and minimize recurrence. Here's a look at 3 trends worth noting. 1. Biologic results at half the price In most healthy patients, a synthetic polypropylene mesh is suitable, says Hien Tan Nguyen, MD, the director of the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Hernia Center in Baltimore, Md. However, surgeons 1 2 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A Y 2 0 1 6 In Search of the Perfect Hernia Repair • WHICH MESH? Several new mesh options available today address common concerns with hernia repair, including complications and recurrence. The latest mesh options and fixation techniques are making surgery safer and more efficient. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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