The Composix Kugel is a hernia mesh patch created by Bard Davol. The Composix Kugel utilizes a polypropylene base and a permanent PTFE barrier that is stitched to the polypropylene. The Composix Kugel also incorporates and flexible, non-resorbable ring the in middle of the mesh. The polypropylene and the PTFE of the Composix Kugel contract at different rates, causing the mesh patch to deform over time. Additionally, the polypropylene and PFTE can shrink to a size smaller than the center ring, resulting in the ring breaking. Severe injuries, such as bowel perforations are common when the ring breaks within the Composix Kugel.
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