A Guide to Polypropylene or PP

//A Guide to Polypropylene or PP

A Guide to Polypropylene or PP

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 22, 2017 ~ What the heck is polypropylene?  Its the polymer plastic that makes up many medical devices, including permanently implanted ones.  

Polypropylene is also known as PP. 

If you want to know more, use the Search Bar on Mesh Medical Device News Desk and put in polypropylene.


Or you can use this handy guide created by a polymer scientist, Paul Martin.

Degrading Polypropylene

All you ever wanted to know about polypropylene  

Polypropylene, also known as PP, is a plastic derived from the petroleum industry.

No doubt you stay up nights wondering about it, so Omnexus has written an Advanced Guide for A to Z Information on PP and its many applications including for a permanent implant in your body that can never be removed.

The author, Paul Martin, reached out to the MND editor to thanks us all for our contributions to his knowledge about PP (here), some of which can be found here.

He is asking for any more information people may have about the polymer. Perhaps about its biocompatibility or lack of?  Just a suggestion.

Read more about PP and foreign body response and synthetic PP mesh implant complications here.

By | 2017-08-22T10:57:58+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Mesh Reading Room Resource|2 Comments

About the Author:

I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began Mesh Medical Device News Desk aka Mesh News Desk (MND) in the summer of 2011 just after the Food and Drug Administration issued an explicit warning to the public that complications associated with surgical mesh used for prolapse repair (POP) and incontinence (SUI) are NOT rare! That was the starting point for the litigation you see today and thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women whose lives have been altered, some permanently, by the use of this petroleum-based product.


  1. Victim Forever August 23, 2017 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    I wish every surgeon who did a TVO-T had one done to their anus and placed across their lying mouths..

    • Anon August 28, 2017 at 8:37 pm - Reply

      AMEN! ……………

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