A hernia is a condition in which part of the intestine bulges through a weak area in muscles in the abdomen. An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin (the area between the abdomen and thigh). It is called "inguinal" because the intestines push through a weak spot in the inguinal canal, which is a triangle-shaped opening between layers of abdominal muscle near the groin. Obesity
, pregnancy, heavy lifting, and straining can cause the intestine to push against the inguinal canal.
Although there are a number of techniques used by surgeons to repair a hernia, physicians often favor a mesh plug. Introduced in 1993, the Perfix Plug
is under scrutiny because of reports linking the device to post-operative complications. The plug reportedly may shrink, detach and migrate to other parts of the body where it can damage organs and nerves. Patients have also had similar problems with another hernia product by Davol
, the Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Patch.
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