Common Los Angeles Hernia Mesh Injuries?
If you have ever heard of a condition called a hernia or had one yourself, you understand that it is a painful condition that does deserve urgent medical attention. Hernias are ultra-common diseases, whereby there is a protrusion of the intestines, abdominal fatty substances, or the urinary bladder that come out of a weakness or opening in muscles lining the abdomen wall.
When you go to the doctor for an annual physical or when you do suspect that you have a hernia, that is when it will be diagnosed. It is usually found by your primary care provider by feeling the skin, to reveal either an anatomical defect or a definite connective tissue disorder. Hernias don’t often happen as the usual result of one event, but rather become a multifactor process where an anatomical weakness, defects and a possible increase in abdominal pressure make the perfect conditions to harbor a hernia defect.
Hernias are often grouped into three types, those being:
- Femoral canal
- Other types of hernias
The incidence of an inguinal hernia is the most common hernia presented to healthcare professionals overall, with the incisional, umbilical, femoral and other hernia types much more a rarity, as found in the clinical patient population.
How Does the Hernia Mesh Repair the Hernia?
The hernial mesh operates to repair the hernia, by stretching over the weakened hernial tissue to repair the wound on the abdominal wall. Using a mesh to repair a hernia is seen as better than using stiches or sutures to repair the hernia, and over a million hernial meshes are used globally to provide this relief to patients requiring this type of surgery.
But there is more than one type of mesh, and it is important for the healthcare provider and surgeon to determine the best and most fitting hernia mesh to use for the patient’s needs. The different types of hernia mesh are:
- Non-absorbable and synthetic
- Non-absorbable and synthetic with a barrier
- Synthetic and partially absorbable
- Biological materials
- Prosthetic materials
- Nonabsorbable polymer
- Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)
The surgeon performing the hernia repair needs to review the needs of the patient, to determine the type of mesh to be used for the hernial repair. Many surgeons will not use the biological repair of hernias, on account of the availability and better outcomes promised by synthetic mesh materials. Additionally, biological meshes can have a higher level of mechanical failure and opportunity to spread diseases, as reviewed against a synthetic mesh.
If you have questions regarding the most common hernia mesh injuries, you can feel free to give our law office a call. You may want more information right now related to whether you can initiate a hernia mesh lawsuit, and you need to call our law office today to discuss any questions that you may have and any concerns. We are available to take your call at the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, and you can call us at 1-844-999-5342