This alert is targeted to anyone who has been affected by hernia mesh devices. Hernia mesh products are known to have several risks and complications, such as shrinking, contraction, hardening, migration, and overall failure. In addition, hernias require surgical correction and can often be repaired without the use of a mesh product.
Hernia repair is a common procedure that is carried out to correct abdominal wall hernias, and many surgeons are able to repair hernias without using a mesh product. Alternatively, some surgeons may opt to use biologic meshes that pose fewer risks than many of the synthetic products currently on the market.