Why not mesh repair?
We advise not to get inguinal hernia repair done through laparoscope because the mesh is inserted inside the abdomen and may cause more serious complications.
WHY WE DO NOT DO_HERNIA REPAIR_WITH MESH PROSTHESIS?
Mesh never gives protection by itself as believed by many. Body forms a curtain around the scaffold of mesh and then it takes another 2-3 years to gain strength in it to give protection. Till then you are not 100% protected !!!
Use of mesh prostheses in hernia repair surgeries have not benefited over pure tissue repairs in last 10 years. Read this article on recent study:
Recurrence after inguinal hernia repair at ten years by open darn, open mesh and TEP — No advantage with mesh
S.J. Nixon, H. Jawaid. The Surgeon, April 2009 (Vol. 7, Issue 2, Pages 71-74)
“Mesh is a foreign body, a simple piece of cloth prepared from the polyester, polypropylene or similar synthetic threads. Therefore, its use in hernia repairs is known to cause all sorts of complications like pain, recurrence, infection, rejection, migration, testicular damage etc. Many patients have filed adverse event report with the FDA. Companies are facing more than 70,000 mesh injury lawsuits in federal court and thousands of additional cases in state courts of USA.Companies are playing safe by using doctors’ card in the court litigation. Lawyers said that the product was thoroughly vetted before it hit the market and that doctors considered the mesh used to be the "gold standard" for treatment.
Can you really make a hole in a thin and filmy transversalis fascia to insert the Prolene Hernia System (PHS) as depicted in the picture below? Such diagrammatic presentation by many professionals on behalf of mesh manufacturing companies is nothing but a marketing gimmick. But at whose cost?
Mesh can shrink from a palm size to finger size Can you really make a hole like this
Mesh caused damage to testes & other structures Infected heavy weight mesh removed
POSSIBLE DANGERS OF MESH (A PIECE OF CLOTH)
2] CHRONIC GROIN PAIN
3] SEPSIS & SINUSES
4] TESTICULAR DAMAGE, SPERMATIC CORD DISTORTION
7] REJECTION ETC. AND MANY MORE
8] MUSCLE DAMAGE
Infected light weight mesh removed
Medical research articles on the complications of infected mesh (and mesh migration) in inguinal hernia repairs can easily be Googled on the internet. Full text here:
Forum information on mesh complications can be found here:
Would you like to insert a piece of cloth inside your body? No!! Because, you know that inserting a piece of cloth inside the body is nothing but inviting a life time problem for yourself.
“There is now no place for mesh prostheses in hernia repair surgery because no mesh technique of “Dr. Desarda Repair” is available with superior results.”
It is possible that some surgeons may use old tension repairs like Bassini or Shouldice under the pretext of mesh free surgery. So always insist for mesh free repair by "DESARDA TECHNIQUE" only