What Type of Hernia Repair Surgery is Associated with the Most Complications?
The most common hernia mesh problems include complications from surgical mesh implanted during inguinal hernia repair surgery. An inguinal hernia is a hernia in the groin, and occurs mostly among men.
The proximity of the groin to other important organs like the intestines, bowel, bladder, and testicles make mesh adhesion a recurring problem for patients. Hernia mesh adhesion in the groin can lead to:
- Bowel Obstruction
- Intestinal Rupture
- Tearing of the Spermatic Cord
- Intestinal Blockage
- Hernia Recurrence
These conditions are serious, and must be treated quickly and aggressively. Unfortunately, that usually means undergoing mesh removal surgery. If the mesh damaged other surrounding organs, organ removal or resection might be necessary as well.
Other serious mesh complications include hernia strangulation, mesh shrinkage (which can cause tearing and wound opening), and incarcerated hernia.
Hernia mesh problems are reported frequently among patients implanted with Ethicon Physiomesh, Proceed Mesh, and Atrium C-Qur Mesh.
Check Your Mesh Recall Status
Your mesh implant does not need to be recalled by the FDA for you to qualify as an eligible plaintiff. You can file a lawsuit against the mesh manufacturer regardless of whether your mesh patch, sling, or plug was officially recalled.
If you know the mesh brand and model that you had implanted, you can check the FDA’s recalled mesh database here.