The STRAP TECHNIQUE
No Sutures. No Tacks.
Designed to Improve patient outcomes.
1. Amato, et al. The use of a tailored mesh with special design for ventral hernia repair: Preliminary report. Hernia (2009) 13 (Suppl.1):S73-S104 P15
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|Important information from the FDA about PP Implants|
Please read this advice from the FDA and consult fully with your patients.
Please follow this link to the FDA
Information on Surgical Mesh for Hernia Repairs
Hundreds of thousands of hernia repair operations are performed each year both with and without surgical mesh, and patients generally recover quickly and do well after surgery.
However, FDA has received reports of complications associated with the mesh. The complications include adverse reactions to the mesh, adhesions (when the loops of the intestines adhere to each other or the mesh), and injuries to nearby organs, nerves or blood vessels . Other complications of hernia repair can occur with or without the mesh, including infection, chronic pain and hernia recurrence.
Most of the complications reported to us so far have been associated with mesh products that have been recalled and are no longer on the market. For further information on the recalled products, please visit the FDA Medical Device Recall website.
We are continuing to analyze and evaluate incoming reports of adverse events, and are speaking with patients, surgeons and researchers. We will inform the public as new information becomes available.
Talking to your doctor
There are also certain questions you should consider asking your surgeon:
What are the pros and cons of using surgical mesh in my particular case?
You can report any problems to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by FAX.
Online : MedWatch Online Voluntary Reporting Form (3500)
|Training & education opportunities|
Insightra Medical provides multiple training resources for the Freedom Inguinal Ventral Repair System.
Training Centers - Our surgical training programs are conducted around the world and have welcomed world renowned hernia surgeons to a hands on, multiple day program that includes the entire Freedom Hernia product line.
Surgeon Collaboration and Proctoring – Other surgeons are willing to share their knowledge and experience of the Insightra Medical Freedom Hernia Products.
Inservice Training – Insightra Medical authorized representatives are available for in house training and product support during initial cases.
Please contact us to request more information on training & education.