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Gore's bioresorbable hernia plug:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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WL Gore & Associates has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market what it claims is the first bioabsorbable hernia plug in the US. Developed as an alternative to permanent hernia plugs, the device is after around six months completely absorbed naturally by the body as the hernia defect heals, reducing the potential for chronic complications that have been associated with some non-bioabsorbable plugs, claimed the Flagstaff, Arizona firm. "The possibility of ongoing patient discomfort and re-intervention associated with permanent plugs is lowered," said William Montgomery, a product specialist at the company.

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