OPEN GOLD STANDARD 3 DIMENSION MESH IMPLANT HERNIA REPAIR- A 3 D mesh is implanted into the defect of hernia through a small incision taken at the groin area approximately 4 cms. this is quick surgery and recovery is quick.patient has to stay 12-24 hours in hospital. Economical and highly effective in preventing recurrence. Recommended for young and working persons.
Indicated in :-Inguinal/Groin,Umbilical,Small incisional hernias
This is still the most common method. The surgeon will make a small incision (cut) above the hernia in your groin. They will then work from the outside-in to repair the hernia. Closing the incision with sutures or skin glue.
The device is used in open surgery to perform a "tension free" repair of certain types of inguinal hernia. It is a permanent synthetic implant that will stay in your body forever, so you must choose carefully after consulting with your doctor if this is the right choice for you. There are alternatives to 3 D mesh and your physician will help you to choose the right procedure and implant based upon your particular needs.
Flat meshes are designed to simply cover over or go under the hernia defect - they do not "fill" the space. Some doctors think that filling the space can give a longer lasting repair. 3 D Mesh instead has a small flat mesh to cover under the hernia hole, plus a flower shaped core that sits in the hole to create a frame in which tissue grows to fill the hole.
The key difference is that the 3 D Mesh implant is built like a "spring" in that it can compress and spring back. This allows the surgeon to place the implant into the hernia hole in a collapsed size, before the implant springs open and wedges inside the hole. By doing this the implant self grips, and that means the surgeon does not always need to stitch the implant in place. It is thought that the stitches holding the implant in place are a potential source of post operative pain. 3 D Mesh does not require those stitches.
To place the 3 D Mesh implant, the surgeon does not always need to make a big space on top of the hernia to place a flat mesh. This means that they reduce the risk of damaging the sensitive nerves that lie in that area of the groin. Those nerves have been associated with post operative pain.
The clinical results to date with ProFlor have shown very low levels of pain post operatively and after more than one year following the operation.
The 3 D Mesh is placed using a very common open hernia procedure. The surgeon would make a 2 inch (5cm) incision above the hernia. As in all open procedure, they would dissect out the hernia sac . When the sac is free they would return it to the abdomen, and then with their finger would open a small space below the muscle to place the small flat disk.
When the space is prepared, they would load the 3 D Mesh into the delivery device and "inject" it into the hernia hole. The flower will then spring open and fill the hernia hole. The rear disk would be placed and controlled and then the abdominal wall closed above the implant.
The surgery can be performed under general, local or regional anesthesia by a trained doctor in about 30 minutes. Many patients can go home a few hours after the procedure.
Complications with the 3 D Mesh have been studied and shown to be very rare. Common problems such as swelling, fluid collection, bruising are similar to any operation that is performed in the groin for hernia.
Studies conducted so far have shown that after surgery pain has been very low. You would be given normal pain medications for the first week or two after surgery.
Your physician will recommend the course of recovery, and in the first few days after surgery you should not be lifting or straining to avoid dislodging the implant or causing yourself excessive pain. But you should be able to return to normal activity within a few weeks.
If you have excessive pain, swelling, discomfort or other problems that may indicate infection - you should see your physician immediately.
No one implant is right for everybody. This will depend on your clinical condition, type of inguinal,or other hernias mentioned above hernia, health status and needs. It will also depend if your clinician has been trained to use the Freedom system and has experience with it. Ask your doctor if this could be one of the options available to you.
Ultimately, you are the patient, it is your body and you will need to be satisfied with the outcome of your surgery. A good consultation with your doctor on all the options available (surgical and non-surgical) will help you to make an educated an informed decision about your surgery.
The unique open architecture of the implant means that is has no dense central core. This allows the implant to be compressed vertically when in the patient. This acts like a shock absorber under compression. The mixture of radial resilience and vertical shock absorbance make the implant very compliant when placed into the abdominal wall.
3 Dimensional mesh system is a novel 3D dynamic polypropylene implant used in conjunction with a delivery device accessory which helps to constrain the device during placement into the hernia defect.