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H ow much hernia mesh should you stock? If you have several surgeons per- forming hernia repair, you'll stock several dif- ferent types of mesh — some of it quite expen- sive. Unlike other implants or medical devices, where research clearly supports one product over another, a mesh-implanted patient's outcome depends largely on the patient's characteristics and condi- tion. Though many surgeons rely on conventional, permanent synthet- ic meshes (polypropylene is the most popular material) in light, mid and heavy weights, in some patients it may contribute to an adverse reaction, and we're still not 100% sure why. Often surgeons find a mid- weight synthetic is sufficient for their routine cases, but they may use 7 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6 Torn Between Two Meshes Hernia mesh options are no longer just biologics or conventional — you have new options for more complex cases. Bruce Ramshaw, MD, FACS Knoxville, Tenn.

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