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Table 1 Basic descriptive data about the four tested meshes

From: Pore texture analysis in automated 3D breast ultrasound images for implanted lightweight hernia mesh identification: a preliminary study

Brand name Bard® Soft Mesh Ultrapro™ Mesh Bard® Mesh Bard® Composix™ Mesh
Mesh type Lightweight (LW) LW Heavyweight (HW) Composite
Manufacturer Bard Davol Inc Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson Bard Davol Inc Bard Davol Inc
Material Polypropylene Polypropylene-poliglecaprone Polypropylene Polypropylene-ePTFE
Area weight (g/m2) 40 50 102 250
Thickness (mm) 0.5 0.5 1.0 2.0
Pore size (mm) 3.5 3 1 n/a
Maximum Pressure n/a 525 mmHg 1650 mmHg n/a
Instructions by
LW mesh designed for open and laparoscopic hernia repair Partially absorbable LW mesh for abdominal wall reinforcement Conventional polypropylene HW mesh for strong repair Composite mesh with clinically proven materials to mitigate the risk of visceral adhesion