Outpatient Surgery Editors
Surgical mesh has been in the news a lot lately, and the news hasn't been good. There's been a rash of vaginal mesh lawsuits, recalls, FDA-mandated safety studies and reports of counterfeit mesh hitting the market. Let's sort it all out so you can address your surgeons' and patients' concerns with accurate information. Keep this in mind: Despite the recent headlines, repairing abdominal hernias with mesh is still considered the preferred method over suture repair.
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