Supplemental cross-linking in tissue-based surgical implants for abdominal wall repair.
Smart, Neil J.
Daniels, Ian R.
JournalInternational journal of surgery (London, England)
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There are a number of commercially available tissue-based surgical implants for use in repairing abdominal wall defects. The role and effect of supplemental cross-linking present in some of these implants has been questioned and evaluated in a number of recent experiments. In this review we summarize results of preclinical animal studies evaluating tissue-based surgical implants used for abdominal wall repair with a focus on currently available products and the influence of supplemental cross-linking.