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Phasix™ Plug and Patch

Fully Resorbable Implant for Soft Tissue Reconstruction

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The Material Difference

Phasix™ Plug and Patch is a fully resorbable mesh providing the advantages of a clinically proven technique for a tension-free preperitoneal repair.1 Phasix™ material offers you and your patients an option for inguinal hernia repair that provides a strong durable repair without permanent foreign material.2


Phasix™ Mesh is constructed of monofilament Poly-4-Hydroxybutyrate (P4HB).

  • A resorbable polymer developed by MIT Scientists3
  • P4HB has been clinically used since 2008



  • Fully resorbable monofilament knitted mesh
  • Comparable initial strength to traditional polypropylene mesh4
  • Gradually degrades over time with minimal resorption throughout the initial 12-26 weeks.5
  • Supports repair site up to 12–18 months post implant5



Chronic pain is a serious complication that can occur after groin hernia repair which has been attributed to several mechanisms, including damage to sensory nerves and mesh inguinodynia.6,7 Phasix™ Plug and Patch provide the advantages of a clinically proven technique1 with a fully resorbable mesh to potentially further reduce the risk of chronic pain.

BioSurgery Surgical Education

The following pages will introduce you to Bard’s BioSurgical Education modalities and faculty. We are committed to advanced professional education – helping you choose the right products and procedures to provide the right outcomes for your patients.

Soft Tissue Repair Education

Bard® Surgical Education Programs are designed to provide you with focused and flexible modalities providing in-depth education on products and techniques intended to help you optimize patient care.

Selecting a partner for surgical products can be a difficult decision. There is a lot at stake for many people in your organization, including Operating Room Managers, Surgeons, Materials Management and of course your patients. For this reason Bard Davol provides information on our products and product portfolios that help you simplify the selection process and puts pertinent, important information at your finger tips.

Our commitment to your success extends beyond the OR. We also offer access to our Customer Service, Medical Services and Support, Reimbursement Hotline and our world-class Surgeon Education groups. These are resources Bard Davol invests in for your success, staffed by experts who are passionate about offering you the best service and experience possible.

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Product Item IDProduct Item NamePackaging (SKU)Dimensions
1190600Phasix™ Plug and Patch1/cs.Small Phasix™ Plug and Patch, 1.0" x 1.4" (2.5cm x 3.6cm)
1190601Phasix™ Plug and Patch1/cs.Medium Phasix™ Plug and Patch, 1.3" x 1.6" (3.3cm x 4.1cm)
1190602Phasix™ Plug and Patch1/cs.Large Phasix™ Plug and Patch, 1.5" x 1.9" (3.8cm x 4.8cm)
1190603Phasix™ Plug and Patch1/cs.Extra Large Phasix™ Plug and Patch, 1.4" x 2.0" (3.6cm x 5.1cm)

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1. Millikan KW., Doolas A. “A Long-Term Evaluation of the Modified Mesh-Plug Hernioplasty in Over 2,000 Patients.” Hernia. 2008 Jun; 12(3): 257-260.
2. Phasix™ Plug and Patch Instructions for Use
3. Martin DP, Williams SF. “Medical Applications of Poly-4-Hydroxybutyrate: A Strong Flexible Absorbable Biomaterial.”
Biochemical Engineering Journal. 2003 (16): 97-105.
4. Benchtop test data on file at C. R. Bard, Inc. Results may not correlate to performance in humans.
5. Preclinical data on file at C. R. Bard, Inc. Results may not correlate to performance in humans.
6. Nienhuijs S et. al.“Chronic pain after mesh repair of inguinal hernia: a systematic review”. Am J Surg. 2007;194(3):394-400.
7. Demierer S, et. al. “The Effect of Polypropylene Mesh on Ilioinguinal Nerve in Open Mesh Repair of Groin Hernia.” Journal of Surgical Research 2006 (131): 175-181.