VitaMesh™

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VitaMesh™

VITAMESH™ MACROPOROUS PP SURGICAL MESH

VitaMESH™ Macroporous PP Surgical Mesh is an implant suitable for different types of fascial defects. VitaMESH™ provides the favour­able ingrowth and healed strength characteristics of a large pore monofilament polypropylene mesh with optimised handling and biocompatibility attributes in one high performance implant of condensed polypropylene (cPP).

Characteristic

VitaMESH™

Areal Density 52 ± 8 g/m2
Pore Size 2.4 ± 0.4 mm2
Thickness 0.010” ± 0.002”
Burst Strength 344.3 N
Tensile Strength (Normal) 28.8 N
Flexural Rigidity/ Stiffness 5.2 N
Monofilament Diameter 0.006”

Features:

  • Transparent open pore structure facilitating fast incorporation and visualization of underlying tissue structures¹
  • Up to 80% reduction in thickness and a low coeffi­cient of friction over predicate devices improving ease of use and trocar deployment4
  • Macroporous open pore structure promoting rapid healing and dense collagen formation¹
  • Thin wall structure with less material for reducing scar tissue build up and minimizing patient discomfort5
  • Uniformly strong and durable cPP material maintains consistent levels of strength while avoiding the problems associated with composite meshes¹,³,4
  • Surface area and void area reduction for improving healing and bio­compatibility²

References

  1. Bench testing at Aran Biomedical Limited – data on file.
  2. Klinge, U. et al., “Foreign body reaction to meshes used for the repair of abdominal wall hernias,” Eur J Surg (1999); 165: 665-673.
  3. Schedbach, H. et al., “In vivo studies comparing the biocompatibility of various polypropylene meshes and their handling properties, during endoscopic total extraperitoneal (TEP) patchplasty,” Surg Endosc (2004) 18: 211 – 220.
  4. Deeken et al., “Mechanical properties of the abdominal wall and biomaterials utilized for hernia repair”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (2017), 74: 411-427.
  5. Est et al., “Multi-directional mechanical analysis of synthetic scaffolds for hernia repair”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (2017), 71: 43-53.