A Current Review of Long-Acting Resorbable Meshes in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

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Summary:Concern for chronic infection of a permanent synthetic material in contaminated and “high risk” ventral hernia repairs has led to the development and dissemination of slowly resorbable biosynthetic materials at a lower cost compared with biologic mesh counterparts. Here, we review the preclinical and clinical data available for each long-acting resorbable mesh, with a candid comparison to biologic and synthetic equivalents.

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