Hernia mesh implants used ‘with no clinical evidence’

15 January 2020 – BBC News

New data has revealed that over 100 different types of mesh were purchased by NHS Trusts from 2012 to 2018 in England and Scotland, leading to fears over safety.

The mesh can cut into tissue and nerves, leaving some people unable to walk, work or care for children.

The regulator MHRA said there was a clinical need for the devices.

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