PROLENE Polypropylene Mesh
Audience: Surgeons, surgical staff, hospital risk managers, and other healthcare professionals
[November 3, 2003] Ethicon, Inc. issued an alert about counterfeit polypropylene mesh product labeled as PROLENE. PROLENE mesh is a nonabsorbable mesh used in the repair of hernias and other fascial deficiencies. Physicians, nurses and all other healthcare professionals should carefully examine all PROLENE flat mesh product and not use any product that is suspected to be counterfeit. Ethicon issued photo comparisons of authentic vs counterfeit Prolene product.