What is the evidence for the use of biologic or biosynthetic meshes in abdominal wall reconstruction?
Alam, N N
Antoniou, S A
Daniels, Ian R.
Fortelny, R H
Heiss, M M
Narang, S K
Smart, Neil J.
JournalHernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery
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Although many surgeons have adopted the use of biologic and biosynthetic meshes in complex abdominal wall hernia repair, others have questioned the use of these products. Criticism is addressed in several review articles on the poor standard of studies reporting on the use of biologic meshes for different abdominal wall repairs. The aim of this consensus review is to conduct an evidence-based analysis of the efficacy of biologic and biosynthetic meshes in predefined clinical situations.