Use of polypropylene mesh in orthopedic surgery – literature review and report of three cases




Polypropylene mesh, Surgery, Quadriceps tendon, Shoulder, Muscle hernia


In this article we describe three applications of polypropylene mesh in orthopedic surgery, where the synthetic material was used in challenging scenarios: (1) quadriceps tendon, (2) shoulder and (3) muscle hernia repair. All cases were followed-up for at least two years and there were no complications related to the procedure. Polypropylene mesh is a safe synthetic material widely used in general surgery, however, its use in orthopedic procedures is uncommon. We reported three different applications for polypropylene mesh in complex orthopedic cases. Further studies are necessary to understand the biomechanical behavior of such materials under the tensile load of each tendon; functional results and long term complications associated to this material.

Keywords: polypropylene mesh, surgery, quadriceps tendon, shoulder, muscle hernia.


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Biografia do Autor

Giovanna Ignácio Subirá Medina, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da UNICAMP, Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia da FCM/UNICAMP, São Paulo, (Brasil).

Doutora em Ciências da Cirurgia pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP, São Paulo, (Brasil).

Carlos Luiz Neves Mendes, Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericordia de São Paulo, (Brasil).

Graduação em Medicina pela Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo, (Brasil). Medico segundo assistente - Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericordia de São Paulo.

Breno Schor, Vita Ortopedia e Fisioterapia, São Paulo, (Brasil)

Doutor em Neurologia / Neurociências pela Universidade Federal de São Paulo - UNIFESP, São Paulo, (Brasil). Membro titular da Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia , Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia do Ombro e Cotovelo, Sociedade Brasileira de Artroscopia e Traumatologia do Esporte e Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte

Alexandre Carneiro Bitar, Vita Ortopedia e Fisioterapia, São Paulo, (Brasil)

Mestre em Ciências Médicas pelo Instituto de Ortopedia da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidadede São Paulo - FMUSP, São Paulo, (Brasil). 

Wagner Castropil, Vita Ortopedia e Fisioterapia, São Paulo, (Brasil)

Doutor em Doutorado em Medicina pela Universidade de São Paulo - USP, São Paulo, (Brasil). Fundador do Instituto Vita.


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MEDINA, G. I. S.; MENDES, C. L. N.; SCHOR, B.; BITAR, A. C.; CASTROPIL, W. Use of polypropylene mesh in orthopedic surgery – literature review and report of three cases. Colloquium: health and education, Mooca (SP), v. 2, n. 1, p. e40, 2022. DOI: 10.37497/colloquium.v2i1.40. Disponível em: Acesso em: 28 fev. 2024.