What is Sepramesh?

What is Sepramesh?

Sepramesh IP Composite is a polypropylene mesh produced by C.R. Bard’s subsidiary Davol. Sepramesh IP is designed for the reconstruction of soft tissue defects and is commonly used in hernia repairs. The mesh is designed to be sutured into place.

Who makes Sepramesh?

Originally introduced by Genzyme Corp. and originally approved by FDA in 2000 as Sepramesh. On 03/02/2000 the FDA gave clearance to Genzyme to market SEPRAMESH pursuant to the controversial 510(k) premarket notification process.

What is sepra technology?

The Sepra® barrier technology is a hydrogel that has been optimized to swell upon rehydration to reduce the development of peritoneal tissue attachments to the underlying mesh. Preclinical studies have previously demonstrated the efficacy of this mesh coating absorbable barrier technology [21–24].

How does hernia mesh work?

Surgeons place the mesh over the open hernia. They use sutures, tacks or surgical glue to hold the mesh in place. Over time, the patient’s tissue should grow into the small pores in the mesh and strengthen the muscle wall. This creates scar tissue that strengthens the hernia site.

What is the best mesh for hernia repair?

Table 3

Type of mesh Pore size
Dynamesh IPOM (FEG Textiltechnik) Prolypropylene/PVDF Large 1–2 mm
Sepramesh (Genzyme) Prolypropylene/sodium Large 1–2 mm
Ultrapro (Ethicon) Polypropylene/polyglecaprone (Monocryl) Large > 3 mm
Ti-mesh (GfE) Polypropylene/titanium Large > 1 mm

What is Ventralight mesh made of?

Ventralight™ ST Mesh is an uncoated medium weight monofilament polypropylene mesh on the anterior side with an absorbable hydrogel barrier based on Sepra® Technology on the posterior side for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.

What is lap IPOM?

The IPOM (Intraperitoneal Onlay Mesh) technique is a special repair procedure where a mesh is introduced into the abdominal cavity and placed from the inside over the hernia opening.

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