SAGES/AHS: Mesh Past, Present, and Future
The use of mesh has become commonplace in hernia repairs and while advances have improved the types of mesh available, the variety of available products has added complexity to the process of mesh selection. The session will review available mesh products and some of the science behind mesh types and factors involved in the mesh selection process.
- Identify the common types of synthetic and biologic mesh with description of important qualities of the mesh (eg., porosity, material, cross linkage, etc.) and indications/contraindications for use.
- Review and prioritize the major randomized controlled trials for the various types of mesh highlighting indications and outcomes.
- Discuss recent developments and advancements in mesh products and the benefits of these for the future.
- Describe mesh complications and the management of those complications in various types of hernia repairs.
|Know Your Mesh!||4:00 pm - 4:12 pm|
|Which Mesh - What Does the Evidence Say?||4:12 pm - 4:24 pm|
|What`s Coming in Mesh?||4:24 pm - 4:36 pm|
|When Mesh Goes Awry||4:36 pm - 4:48 pm|
||Discussion/Q&A||4:48 pm - 5:00 pm|