AlloDerm Regenerative Tissue Matrix is a skin grafting product that is commonly used for repairing abdominal hernias. Unlike hernia patches which are designed to stay in place permanently, the AlloDerm Matrix is a graft that transforms into the abdominal tissue it replaces. AlloDerm use in hernia surgery has been associated with a 24% complication rate. AlloDerm is also used for facial reconstruction, breast reconstruction, burn treatment, and oral surgery.
High Failure Rate & Hernia Recurrence
Studies have shown that patients who had hernia surgery using AlloDerm had a much higher failure rate compared to patients who used other hernia repair products. The most common complication in AlloDerm hernia patients is the recurrence of the hernia, requiring additional surgery.
Study of AlloDerm Hernia Patients
A study that examined the results of 70 patients who had hernia repairs using AlloDerm showed a very high rate of complications. One patient rejected the AlloDerm mesh, 14 patients had hernia recurrences and two patients had infections. The overall complication was 16 percent.
Other Potential AlloDerm Complications:
- Mesh rejection
- Inflammation and Swelling
- Pain and Soreness