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After hernia surgery what are the chances of the mesh tearing?

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5 doctors agree

In brief: Mesh tear

Unlikely, more likely to move out of position or have a securing stitch brake or scar tissue causing pain or recurrence of hernia.

In brief: Mesh tear

Unlikely, more likely to move out of position or have a securing stitch brake or scar tissue causing pain or recurrence of hernia.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Not much

Mesh will be incorporated into body tissue , which will be main strength not mesh itself.

In brief: Not much

Mesh will be incorporated into body tissue , which will be main strength not mesh itself.
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Surgery - Trauma
2 doctors agree

In brief: Almost zero.

The mesh itself almost never fails.
But, what does happen is the mesh can separate from the tissue to which it is secured, and this would be considered a hernia repair failure. The failure rate of repair is dependent on many many factors. Inguinal hernia repair failure rates are very low, less than 2 percent. But ventral hernia failure rates can be anywhere from 2 to 50 percent.

In brief: Almost zero.

The mesh itself almost never fails.
But, what does happen is the mesh can separate from the tissue to which it is secured, and this would be considered a hernia repair failure. The failure rate of repair is dependent on many many factors. Inguinal hernia repair failure rates are very low, less than 2 percent. But ventral hernia failure rates can be anywhere from 2 to 50 percent.
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