Use and complications of surgical mesh

Have you suffered complications after a mesh implant? Though mesh surgery is the most common treatment of hernia, there are several complications of the mesh that might disrupt the daily life, and might make you end up going for a mesh removal surgery. Let’s learn about the possible side effects.

A hernia occurs when an organ or internal tissue breaks through a hole in the muscles. Hernia repair surgery or herniorrhaphy involves returning the displaced tissues to their proper position. Hernioplasty is a type of hernia repair surgery where a surgical mesh patch is sewn over the weakened region of tissue. Counted in one of the most common surgeries to be performed, hernia mesh surgery isn’t free from its own set of side effects.

Types of hernia

The type of repair may depend on the nature of the hernia. Three types of hernias are most common, including:

  • Reducible hernia: When the hernia can be pushed back into the opening it came through.
  • Irreducible or incarcerated hernia: When the organ or abdominal tissues have filled the hernia sac, and it cannot be pushed back through the hole it came through.
  • Strangulated hernia: When part of an organ or tissue becomes stuck inside the hernia with its blood supply often cut off.

Facts on hernia repair:

  • Small hernias may not cause any symptoms
  • In general, hernia surgeries are classified as herniorrhaphy or hernioplasty.
  • Hernia repairs are day surgeries, so people go home a few hours afterward.
  • Hernia surgeries are considered fairly safe and effective.

Though not all hernias require surgery, there are few symptoms and factors that indicate a surgery may be necessary:

  • Long-term hernia pain or discomfort
  • Pain or discomfort that interferes with everyday activities
  • Pain or discomfort intensifying or worsening over time
  • Large hernias
  • Fast-growing hernias
  • Hernias in places where they might worsening or enlarging, such as the groin
  • Sharp abdominal pain and vomiting
  • Hernias that put pressure on nerves to cause irritation and numbness

Complications of surgical mesh repair:

  • Erosion of the implanted mesh through tissue
  • Migration of the mesh
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic inflammation and irritation
  • Infection
  • Abscess
  • Fistula
  • Shrinkage or contraction of the mesh or of the tissue surrounding the mesh (which can alter the physical structure of the abdomen or groin where the mesh was implanted)
  • Neuro-muscular problems
  • Bowel adhesion
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Bowel resection
  • Seroma formation (collection of fluid between the mesh and tissue)
  • Scarring
  • Recurrence of hernia
  • Related emotional problems

For any or all of these complications, a victim is eligible for compensation if he files for lawsuit. Facing any of these abovementioned side effects due to surgical mesh? Contact Hernia Mesh Recall on or at 855-815-0586 for a free consultation of your case.

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