The Bard® CK Parastomal Hernia Patch Recoil Ring May Break, and Cause Pain, Infection, and Other Complications
What is the Bard CK Parastomal Hernia Patch?
The Bard CK Parastomal Hernia Patch is used to repair hernias. The purpose of the patch is to keep the intestines in the abdominal cavity. The patch is typically placed behind the hernia defect by means of an incision. The patch is then held open by a memory recoil ring.
The problems with the mesh patch began to surface in 2002, shortly after Davol Inc. introduced the large and extra-large models of the hernia patch. Reports came in that the rings in some of those devices were breaking, causing injury to patients’ internal organs and tissue from hernia patch side effects, including bowel perforations, bowel obstructions and chronic enteric fistulas.
Symptoms of Hernia Patch Side Effects
The FDA recommends that any patients who have had mesh used during hernia repair surgery see a medical professional immediately if any abnormal symptoms develop including (but not limited to):
- Persistent abdominal pain
- Tenderness near the implant site