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Archive January 2013 XIV, No. 1

5 New Products for Better Hernia Repair

The latest in mesh, positioning tools and fixation options.

David Bernard, Senior Associate Editor

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— INTERNAL AFFAIRS Many choices are available to assist surgeons in placing and securing surgical mesh.

Among general surgeons, there is a general consensus that the laparoscopic approach to hernia repair has greatly improved patient outcomes, providing less post-operative pain, accelerated recoveries and more durable repairs. Mesh is the preferred solution for these minimally invasive procedures, and a crop of devices has emerged to assist laparoscopic surgeons in inserting, positioning and placing the material faster, more accurately and more efficiently.

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