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Dr. Ostergard on Degradation, infection and heat effects on polypropylene mesh

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By
Dr. Ostergard on Degradation, infection and heat effects on polypropylene mesh

Donald R. Ostergard, MD,  has had a long distinguished career in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. Retired from the field, earlier this year he published an article: Degradation, infection and heat effects on polypropylene mesh for pelvic implantation: what was known and when it was known  Share this:



We hope you find this a helpful resource. National News Editor, Jane Akre, began MDND with the hope of providing the latest news, information and perspective from the regulatory, industry and patient point of view, something that goes under-reported in much of the coverage of medical devices. The public is just now becoming aware that many devices do not undergo the same scrutiny as prescription drugs and are instead grandfathered in under an FDA loophole that has gone largely unchanged since the 1970s. As a result, patients become the post-market clinical trial subjects, and many suffer devastating and permanent injuries.