Abdominal wall reconstruction with implantable meshes

Derek Masden, John M. Felder, Matthew L. Iorio, Parag Bhanot, Christopher E. Attinger

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Abdominal wall defects present a difficult problem for the reconstructive surgeon. Over the years, numerous implantable materials have becomes available to aid the surgeon in recreating the abdominal wall. This spectrum of implants includes permanent synthetic meshes, absorbable meshes, composite meshes and biomaterials. This review includes the pros and cons for the commercially available abdominal wall implants as well as a review of the literature regarding outcomes for each material. This review will provide the surgeon with current evidence-based information on implantable abdominal materials to be able to make a more informed decision about which implant to use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-50
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


  • Abdominal wall
  • Acellular dermal matrix
  • Biologic
  • Incisional hernia
  • Mesh
  • Prosthetic
  • Reconstruction
  • Surgical mesh
  • Ventral hernia


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