TiO2Mesh™ is a surgical mesh implant specially indicated for repair of soft tissue defects of the abdominal wall, where a non-absorbable support material is required. Relevant applications include the repair of inguinal and incisional hernias in all common surgical procedures. Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of physician.
TiO2Mesh™ is made from a monofilament polypropylene thread and has a large-pored structure with blue orientation stripes. The mesh implants are surrounded by a high-purity and adherent titanium dioxide surface coating to enhance the biocompatibility. Together with the lightweight character, the large-pored structure and the reduced material surface, lead to improved fibroblastic ingrowth and reduced shrinkage. This was confirmed by studies with titanium oxide coated implants compared to uncoated materials that demonstrated a significant increase in cell viability and cell adhesion by the biocompatible coating.
By this biocompatible coating furthermore a hydrophilic implant surface is generated, so that, together with the blue orientation stripes, the intraoperative handling and placement of TiO2Mesh™ is significantly supported. TiO2Mesh™ is provided to the users in different sizes and shapes. In addition to the standard sizes and shapes, tailor made mesh implants for specific indications of modern hernia surgery are available.
The new generation of surgical mesh:
For each indication the appropriate mesh implant TiO2Mesh™ can be used for all common open and laparoscopic techniques of inguinal or incisional hernia repair, e.g.:
Due to the high tensile strength of 55 N/cm TiO2Mesh™ can be used for inguinal hernia and incisional hernia. Particular in laparoscopic procedures, TiO2Mesh™ differs significantly from previous applications of mesh implants by the improved handling properties.
The hydrophilic material surface of TiO2Mesh™ and the large-pored mesh structure lead to a self-adhesive effect, so that the need of fixations is widely reduced in different applications (TEP).