Report of novel application of T-line hernia mesh in ventral hernia repair.
INTRODUCTION: Ventral hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. Failure of hernia repairs can be attributed to sutures pulling through tissue or mesh (anchor point failure). T-Line Hernia Mesh is the first mesh designed to specifically prevent anchor point failure by distributing tension. This case study of two patients is the first clinical application of the novel T-Line Hernia Mesh. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Two separate patients presented with symptomatic ventral hernia secondary to previous laparotomy. Patient 1 is a fifty-five year-old male who underwent open ventral hernia repair with T-Line Hernia Mesh onlay placement. Patient 2 is a fifty-eight year-old female with a symptomatic ventral hernia that underwent bilateral component separation and primary hernia repair with T-Line Hernia Mesh. Both patients postoperative course was uneventful with no reported surgical site occurrences or hernia recurrence. DISCUSSION: T-Line Hernia Mesh provides a new innovative approach to hernia surgery. This provides the first clinical outcomes. No complications were observed. In addition, this manuscript also demonstrates the surgical technique for the first time. CONCLUSION: This cases and technical description provides the initial report for a new designed T-Line Hernia Mesh that could result in a paradigm shift in hernia surgery concepts.
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