Doctors use pig-skin patch to repair hernia

10/6/2011 | Toronto Star, The

Doctors at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Canada used biologic mesh made from pig skin to repair cancer survivor Peter Landers' severe hernia and give him a new lease on life. Surgeons typically use a patch made from synthetic materials, but they're discovering that pig skin is more resistant to infections and works better in some complex cases.

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