For a long time inguinal hernia repair has seen little invention, taking into account the root cause of inguinal hernias.
Recent studies(1-7) demonstrated the degenerative character of the disease, identifying the weakening of the inguinal floor caused by chronic compressive force, leading to groin degeneration.
The numerous postoperative complications associated with open inguinal hernia repair, most importantly the high incidence rate of acute and chronic post-operative pain caused by point fixation and onlay meshes, with recent studies reporting a 16.5% incidence of chronic pain 6 months after surgical repair(8), demand a new approach.
More than a decade of research has led to the invention of the ProFlor Dynamic Hernia Implant. Static mesh repair stands in direct contrast to repairing a muscular defect in the most mobile area of the human body.
ProFlor’s combination of the dynamic core and the posterior disk is designed to provide fixation-free placement and responsive movement with the surrounding muscles, allowing regrowth of healthy muscle tissue thereby restoring the inguinal barrier.
ProFlor anchors itself in the defect, obliterating the hernia defect and leaves the anterior space unaffected. This eliminates the risk of anterior nerve damage, shrinkage and therefore the most common factors contributing to chronic pain.
Randomized, controlled trial to evaluate immediate post-op pain following Freedom ProFlor and Lichtenstein open inguinal hernia repair 9