Monofilament mesh designs have been deemed more biocompatible and less susceptible to bacterial adherence and colonization.2,3,4,5,6
1 Preclinical data on file at C. R. Bard, Inc. Results may not correlate to clinical performance in humans.
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4 Aydinuraz K, Agalar C, Agalar F, Ceken S, Buruyurek N, Voral T. “In vitro S. epidermidis and S. aureus adherence to composite and lightweight polypropylene grafts.” J Surg Res 2009; 157: e79.
5 Amid PK, Shulman AG, Lichtenstein IL, Hakaha M. “Biomaterials for abdominal wall hernia surgery and principles of their applications.” Langenbecks Archive Chir 1994; 379(3): 168-71.
6 Klinge U, Junge B, Spellerberg B, Piroth C, Klosterhalfen B, Schumpelick V. “Do multifilament alloplastic meshes increase the infection rate? Analysis of the polymeric surface, the bacterial adherence, and the in vivo consequences in a rat model.” J Biomed Mater Res (Appl Biomater) 2002; (63): 765-771.
7 Long-term clinical data not yet available.