Effects of resterilization on mechanical properties of polypropylene meshes

2007-09-01
Serbetci, Kemal
Kulacoglu, Hakan
Devay, Ali Onder
Hasırcı, Nesrin
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.
Citation Formats
K. Serbetci, H. Kulacoglu, A. O. Devay, and N. Hasırcı, “Effects of resterilization on mechanical properties of polypropylene meshes,” pp. 375–379, 2007, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/31678.