Hernia Mesh Complications and Recalls: What You Need To Know

Hernia mesh, patches, and plugs are medical devices used to treat hernias, a medical condition where organs bulge out of weakened muscles. Hernias are usually only treated via surgery, but this type of complication can rip out and recur, which is why hernia mesh has been increasingly used to reinforce weaker tissue, and is now utilized in over 50% of hernia treatments.

Unfortunately, it has become apparent that while hernia mesh is effective at reducing the rates of recurrence, the nature of the treatment carries its own complications over time. After