Effects of resterilization on mechanical properties of polypropylene meshes


Serbetci K., Kulacoglu H., Devay A. O. , Hasirci N.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.194, no.3, pp.375-379, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 194 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2005.11.018
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.375-379

Abstract

Background: The re-use of sterile packaged polypropylene meshes in hernia surgery is not recommended by the manufacturers. However, especially in developing and underdeveloped countries, many surgeons are obliged to re-use the mesh pieces after resterilization because of economic problems. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of ethylene oxide and autoclave resterilization on the mechanical properties of polypropylene meshes.