Patent Number: 6,166,286

Title: Mesh plug kit for the inguinal box surgical technique for hernioplasty

Abstract: A series of kits for an indirect inguinal hernia operation for both a male patient and a female patient. The kit for the male patient comprises two plugs and one mesh piece. The plugs and mesh are made from a polymer mesh and are pretreated so that they lay flat within the body after a hernia operation. These two plugs and mesh piece are sterilized and placed within a kit so that during an operation for hernia repair, a doctor has the necessary plugs precut and sterilized so that he can place these plugs within a patient's body. The hernia operation involves exposing an inguinal box that is 12 centimeters in length by 4.5 centimeters in width. The first of the two plugs has a circular shape with a diameter of 5 centimeters. The second of the two plugs has a circular shape with a diameter of 4 centimeters and a center hole with a slit cut from an edge leading to the center hole. The first mesh piece has a length of 10 centimeters and a width of 4.5 centimeters and also has a center hole with a slit cut from one edge leading to the center hole. The second plug and mesh piece have holes and slits so that they can fit around a spermatic cord in a patient's body. In addition, there is also a kit for a female patient. This kit comprises the first plug and a second mesh piece that is tear drop-shape with a length of 10 centimeters, and a width of 4.5 centimeters. Since a female patient does not have a spermatic cord, the plug and mesh piece in this kit do not have holes or slits for a spermatic cord.

Inventors: Trabucco; Ermanno (Great Neck, NY)

Assignee: Arcilius Consultadoria e Servicos Lda

International Classification: A61F 2/00 (20060101); A61F 002/02 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013