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Almost Left Behind - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine - April 2018

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A P R I L 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 6 1 W hat's the perfect hernia mesh? It's the one that works best for you. But there's a good chance the one that's best for you won't be the one that's best for your next-door neighbor. Or your brother-in- law. Or your best friend from college. I've spent years searching for answers. And to be honest, the one thing above all I've come to learn is how much there still is to learn. We will need to understand and apply a newer scientific paradigm that accommodates our complex biologic world that is constantly changing. I went searching for the perfect mesh back in the early 2000s as part In Search of the Perfect Hernia Mesh There is no such thing — I know because I went looking for one. • MIX AND MESH A mesh that's good for one patient may not be good for another. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR Bruce Ramshaw, MD, FACS | Knoxville, Tenn.

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