Innovation: combining the advantages of meshes and surgical sutures


pfm medical ag is expanding its product portfolio to include DURAMESH™ Suturable Mesh. This innovative suturable mesh combines the advantages of mesh reconstruction with the accurate placement of surgical sutures for the first time. DURAMESH™ can replace surgical sutures when high forces need to be transferred.

While meshes have the advantage of distributing forces over a large area and transferring the associated high forces, sutures have the advantage of accurate placement. The use of sutures is problematic if large forces need to be transferred: sutures can cut into the tissue and compromise the surgical outcome. DURAMESH™ Suturable Mesh solves this problem: it is a mesh tube that can be used in the same way as sutures and distributes forces at the mesh-tissue interface.

“Using DURAMESH™ is beneficial for both doctors and patients”, enthuses Monika Rieck, Vice President Surgery. “With DURAMESH™ from the manufacturer Mesh Suture Inc., we now have the optimal addition to our titanised mesh implants at our disposal,” adds Rieck. 

Many advantages in support of using DURAMESH™

Olivia Schoeller, Product Manager, summarises the advantages by saying: “DURAMESH™ is the right choice for more stable, earlier reconstructions”1,2. In addition to the advantage of force transfer with better tissue conservation, the mesh structure also provides a very good basis for the healing process.

Thus, DURAMESH™ can lead to a stable result1,2 more quickly: after two weeks, reconstructions with DURAMESH™ were twice as stable as reconstructions with standard suture material.2 The reason: the polyfilament, macroporous mesh body of DURAMESH™ forms a mesh tube and this structure enables fibrovascular ingrowth during wound healing.1 A feature that distinguishes DURAMESH™ from conventional surgical sutures.

Versatile and easy to use

DURAMESH™ can be used in all cases when high forces need to be transferred: laparotomy closures, tendon repair or abdominal wall repairs are examples of the various applications of the DURAMMESH™ Suturable Mesh. It is used in the same way as normal surgical sutures and does not require any specific device training. DURAMESH™ provides an easy-to-use, versatile and innovative solution.

For more information on DURAMESH™ (manufacturer: Mesh Suture Inc.), please visit our product catalogue.

1 Dumanian, Suturable Mesh Demonstrates Improved Outcomes over Standard Suture in a Porcine Laparotomy Closure Model. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 2021, 9(10): e3879
2 Janes et al., An In Vivo Comparison: Novel Mesh Suture Versus Traditional Suture-Based Repair in a Rabbit Tendon Model. J Hand Surg Glob Online, 2022, 4(1): 32-39


About pfmmedical

pfmmedical is one of the leading German providers of special solutions in the healthcare sector. The Cologne-based family-owned company was founded in 1971, and has 660 employees at twelve international locations. The medical product provider holds 370 granted property rights in over 90 patent families worldwide and distributes a broad portfolio in more than 100 markets.

Its products span the following four medical focus fields: Surgery (e.g. drainage systems and titanised mesh implants), infusion (e.g. mobile electronic infusion pumps and implantable port catheters), histotechnology (e.g. blades and laboratory equipment) and cardiovascular technology (e.g. implantable occlusion devices for the interventional treatment of congenital heart disease and special catheters).

pfmmedical combines products and services to a comprehensive package of solutions. For instance, the company provides training and advice to users such as medical practitioners, nursing staff, patients and their families to support optimal therapy outcomes in both inpatient and outpatient healthcare. When developing innovative solutions in close cooperation with leading medical practitioners and specialist partners, pfmmedical invariably focuses on improving the quality of life of both users and patients.

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