The Role of a Biosynthetic Hybrid Mesh in Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair in High-Risk Patients with Multiple Comorbidities

The influx of more high-risk and obese patients in need of abdominal wall hernia repair naturally leads to larger, more complex hernia cases and the need for strong mesh. Strength of the mesh itself has become critical in hernia repair as body mass indices (BMI) continue to increase. To help support a single-stage repair, the strength of the biomaterial mesh must be able to maintain strength over the life of the patient.