Phasix™ Mesh is constructed of monofilament Poly-4-Hydroxybutyrate (P4HB).
Material Structure and Strength
- Fully resorbable monofilament knitted mesh
- Comparable initial strength to traditional polypropylene mesh2
- Gradually degrades over time with minimal resorption throughout the initial 12-26 weeks.3
- Supports repair site up to 12–18 months post implant3
- Fully resorbable mesh may be an appealing option for certain soft tissue repairs where early support is needed but where permanent mesh is not desired.
- Phasix™ Mesh is intended to handle similarly to polypropylene mesh. In preclinical testing, the material is shown to retain higher strength for a longer period of time than some other fully resorbable materials.3
- For some patients, Phasix™ Mesh may be an economical alternative to biologic grafts and may address long-term permanent mesh-related concerns.
1Martin DP, Williams SF. “Medical Applications of Poly-4-Hydroxybutyrate: A Strong Flexible Absorbable Biomaterial.” Biochemical Engineering Journal. 2003 (16): 97-105.
2Benchtop test data on file at C. R. Bard, Inc. Results may not correlate to performance in humans.
3Preclinical data on file at C. R. Bard, Inc. Results may not correlate to performance in humans.