What is hernia mesh?
Hernia mesh is a type of surgical mesh used during hernia repair surgeries.
Surgeons stitch in hernia mesh to support weakened or damaged tissue and to prevent the hernia from reopening or recurring.
There are various types of hernia mesh; some are made to remain permanently inside the body, while others are made to eventually be absorbed by the body.
Types of hernias
There are several different types of hernias, the most common being ventral hernias, which occur in the abdominal wall, often as a result of surgery.
Types of hernias:
Inguinal – occurs in the inner groin
Femoral – occurs in the upper thigh/outer groin
Incisional – occurs through an incision or scar in the abdomen
Ventral – occurs in the gernal abdominal/ventral wall
Umbilical – occurs at the belly button
Hiatal – occurs inside the abdomen, along the upper stomach/diaphragm