Dulex™ Mesh is a dual-sided ePTFE mesh designed for ventral hernia repair. On one side is a micro-porous structure designed to minimize visceral attachment to the prosthesis. On the other side is a macro-porous structure designed to promote tissue in-growth. This ingrowth side has a pore size of upto 500 microns, which is nearly equivalent to polypropylene mesh.

  • Microporous structure on one side minimizes visceral attachment to prosthesis.
  • Reverse is a macroporous structure designed to promote tissue ingrowth.
  • 20 times more tissue ingrowth capacity than Gore-Tex DualMesh Corduroy BioMaterial.

1Data on file at C. R. Bard Inc. results may not correlate to performance in humans

Ordering Information

    • 0175101
    • 1/cs.
    • 7.5cm x 10cm, Rectangular
    • 0108121
    • 1/cs.
    • 8cm x 12cm, Rectangular
    • 0110151
    • 1/cs.
    • 10cm x 15cm, Oval
    • 0115191
    • 1/cs.
    • 15cm x 19cm, Oval
    • 0118241
    • 1/cs.
    • 18cm x 24cm, Rectangular
    • 0120301
    • 1/cs.
    • 20cm x 30cm, Rectangular
    • 0126341
    • 1/cs.
    • 26cm x 34cm, Oval


Intended for the reconstruction of hernias and soft tissue deficiencies


  1. Literature reports there may be a possibility for adhesion formation when the macroporous side is placed in direct contact with the bowel or viscera.
  2. BARD Dulex™ Mesh is contraindicated for use in the reconstruction of cardiovascular defects, between joint surfaces and for passive membranes such as the dura, pericardium or peritoneum.
  3. Do not use BARD™ Dulex™ Mesh in infants or children, whereby future growth will be compromised by use of such material.


  1. Ensure proper orientation; the smoother, non-texture surface should be oriented against the bowel or sensitive organs. Do not place the textured surface against the bowel. There may be a possibility for adhesion formation when the textured surface is placed in direct contact with the bowel or viscera.
  2. If an infection develops, treat the infection aggressively. Consideration should be given regarding the need to remove the mesh. An unresolved infection may require removal of the device.

Nonabsorbable, monofilament sutures and/or permanent tacks are recommended to secure the prosthesis in place. Care should be taken to ensure that the prosthesis is adequately fixated to the abdominal wall. If necessary, additional fasteners and/or sutures should be used.

Possible complications include seroma, adhesions, hematoma, inflammation, extrusion, fistula formation and recurrence of the hernia or soft tissue defect.

Please consult package insert for more detailed safety information and instructions for use.