3D-printed Biomesh developed to promote hernia repair

Written by Harriet Wall

Photo credit: Drs C Shin/G Acharya (Baylor College of Medicine)

Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine (TX, USA) have developed a novel Biomesh to overcome postsurgical hernia complications. Their novel regenerative approach provides mechanical support to the injury site, whilst also acting as an inflammation modulating system. Their research was recently published in Advanced Materials. A hernia is a condition where an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall. Most methods to repair a hernia consist of surgically implanting a prosthetic mesh to support and reinforce the damaged area. However, these mesh implants can adhere to the patient’s visceral organs...

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