Reparative surgery is one of the most common procedures in the world.
Tissue repair technique has led to an increasing use of synthetic nets (alloplasty), contributing to a marked decrease in the rate of recurrence in recent years. A success that is not, however, free of any risk.
The major problems encountered include:
- Foreign body sensation
- Network Migration
- Formation of granulomas
- Encapsulation and / or narrowing of the network
- Post-operative pain
- In addition, alloplasty networks have limitations in the treatment of potentially infectious pathologies and most surgeons find it unsuitable for synthetic materials to be used in these specific cases.
In recent years, xenogenetic materials (bovine, equine and porcine) have been a source of great interest in the scientific community as a good alternative to the use of autotranspirants and synthetic materials, expanding their field of application to other surgical specialties such as gynecology, andrology, Orthopedics, thoracic surgery, urology, plastic surgery, oral surgery, traumatology, implantology and periodontology.