TiLENE® Inguinal

Our complete portfolio of titanised hernia meshes covers all indications. TiLENE® provides excellent patient outcomes thanks to its hydrophilic and therfore very biocompatible properties. TiLENE® Inguinal can be used with the Lichtenstein technique for inguinal hernia repair. TiLENE® Inguinal-R (right-sided hernia) and TiLENE® Inguinal-L (left-sided hernia) constitute multi-layer mesh implants for the laparoscopic treatment of inguinal hernias. The pore size is 1 mm.


  • Titanium’s body compatibility properties transferred to a hernia mesh
  • A better quality of life for patients1
  • Easy handling and excellent visibility
  • One TiMESH/TiLENE® Blue Mesh for every hernia indication (incl. IPOM)
  • Imaging diagnostics are not affected


  • Titanised type 1a polypropylene meshes
  • Macroporous: pore size of 1 mm
  • Lightweight: 16 or 35 g/m²
  • Monofilament fabric
  • Laser cut atraumatic edges
  • Non-absorbable
  • EO-sterilised (ethylene oxide), pyrogen-free


Titanisation of mesh implants

Titanium is one of the most biocompatible materials and the preferred alloy used in various surgical applications since 1946.2 In 2002, pfmmedical successfully developed the first procedure worldwide that permits the application of titanium to flexible and elastic primary materials, specifically polypropylene meshes.

TiLENE® Inguinal mesh implants are type 1a polypropylene meshes (macroporous, lightweight, and monofilamentous) with a hydrophilic (“water-loving”) surface due to titanisation. A hydrophilic mesh implant integrates better into the surrounding tissue than a hydrophobic (“water-repellent”) material.

Further information on titanization can be found on our knowledge page.

Benefits of titanization

Application Range

  • Inguinal hernias


pfm medical titanium gmbh
Südwestpark 42
90449 Nürnberg, Germany

Ordering Information

TiLENE® Inguinal
600064335 g/m²15 cm x 12 cm3
600064435 g/m²15 cm x 12 cm3
600064865 g/m²10 cm x 4.7 cm3
600095435 g/m²11 cm 5.7 cm3


1 Horstmann R., Hellwig M., Classen C., Röttgermann S., Palmes D., Impact of polypropylene amount on functional outcome and quality of life after inguinal hernia repair by the TAPP procedure using pure, mixed, and titanium-coated meshes. World J Surg, 2006, 30(9): 1742-1749

2 Wintermantel, E., S.-W.H., Medizintechnik Life Science Engineering. 5 ed. 2009, Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag