In recent years, a surgical mesh has been developed to provide either temporary or permanent support for organs or tissues, most commonly in hernia repair procedures. A version of the product, known as transvaginal mesh, has also been used to repair pelvic organ prolapsed and stress urinary incontinence. The mesh may be constructed of organic or inorganic materials, or some combination thereof. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), hundreds of thousands of hernia surgeries are performed every year using the product, usually without incident.
In 2011, though, the FDA released a notice to the public concerning the potential complications resulting from the use of surgical mesh. Among the documented adverse side effects are:
- Allergic reactions to the mesh
- Dangerous adhesions
Injuries to nearby organs, nerves or blood vessels
In response to FDA concerns, as well as a number of lawsuits, many of the manufacturers of surgical mesh have pulled their products from the market.
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