ProGrip™ self-gripping mesh — a proven technology in tissue reinforcement for nearly a decade — is now helping prevent hernias after laparotomies.([FOOTNOTE=Blazquez Hernando LA, Garcıa-Urena MA, Lopez-Monclus J, et al. Prophylactic mesh can be used safely in the prevention of incisional hernia after bilateral subcostal laparotomies. Surgery. 2016;160(5):1358–1366.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Sværdborg M, Damsgaard TE. Donor-site morbidity after pedicled TRAM breast reconstruction: a comparison of two different types of mesh. Ann Plast Surg. 2013;71],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
We want to help patients avoid the pain of incisional hernias, and save healthcare systems the time and expense of having to treat them. ProGrip™ self-gripping poluester mesh does both.
Provides immediate tension-free fixation on the entire surface of the mesh — and offers surgical efficiencies and patient benefits.([FOOTNOTE=Hopson SB, Miller LE. Open ventral hernia repair using ProGrip™ self-gripping mesh. Int J Surg. 2015;23(Pt A):137–140.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Kapischke M, Schulze H, Caliebe A. Self-fixating mesh for the Lichtenstein procedure: a prestudy. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2010;395(4):317–322. This study was conducted with Parietene ProGrip™ mesh.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
It does this by combining monofilament polyester with a resorbable polylactic acid (PLA) microgrip technology. So surgeons get immediate fixation that is strong, durable, and comfortable4,([FOOTNOTE=Hollinsky C, Kolbe T, Walter I, et al. Comparison of a new self-gripping mesh with other fixation methods for laparoscopic hernia repair in a rat model. J Am Coll Surg. 2009;208(6):1107– 1114. This study was conducted with Parietene ProGrip™ mesh.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Chastan P. Tension free open inguinal hernia repair using an innovative self-gripping semi-resorbable mesh. Hernia (2009) 13:137–142 DOI 10.1007/s10029-008-0451-4 J Minim Access Surg. 2006;2(3):139–143. This study was conducted with Parietene ProGrip™ mesh.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Fifty percent of material left after PLA absorption([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #RAT021, PLA degradation report. 2014],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Favors better tissue integration and supports a lower foreign body reaction ([FOOTNOTE=Weyhe D, Cobb W, Lecuivre J, et al. Large pore size and controlled mesh elongation are relevant predictors for mesh integration quality and low shrinkage: systematic analysis of key parameters of meshes in a novel minipig hernia model. Int J Surg. 2015;22:46–53.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])-([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #Type GT8 textile TEX014, justifying for the pore size. 2015.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Provide immediate fixation with limited need for additional fixation1,3,([FOOTNOTE=Verhelst J, de Goede B, Kleinrensink GJ, Jeekel J, Lange JF, van Eeghem KH. Open incisional hernia repair with a self-gripping retromuscular Parietex™ mesh: a retrospective cohort study. Int J Surg. 2015;13:184–188.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])