Permanent vs Absorbable Mesh for Ventral Hernia Repair in Contaminated Fields
In this episode, Dr Dante Yeh is joined by Flavio Malcher, MD, MSc, from the Department of Surgery at New York University. They discuss his study, which validates the findings of recent randomized controlled trials in a larger multicenter cohort, suggesting that permanent mesh is the ideal prosthetic to enhance ventral hernia repair even in contaminated fields, which challenges a longstanding surgical dogma.
Disclosure Information: Dr Malcher is a paid consultant to Intuitive Surgical, Medtronic, BD, Integra, Allergan, and DeepBlue. Dr Yeh receives royalty payments from UpToDate; grant funding from Takeda Pharmaceuticals; and honoraria from Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Baxter, Eli Lilly, and Fresenius Kabi.
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