About this Research Topic
Hernia research is a lively surgical field in which new materials, agents and operating techniques are constantly developed, implemented and assessed. Applied Tissue engineering has already become part of the clinical routine. This is partly due to eminent and well-defined outcome parameters, such as recurrences, infection, pain and patient comfort.
In this Research Topic dedicated works by renowned study groups shall be collected and the spectrum of current activities, from cell-based therapies to new mesh concepts be presented. A special focus will be the translational value of each of the contributions and authors will be strongly encouraged to describe their perception of a clinical problem as starting point of their project and to also speculate on the role in later clinical use (benefits over existing approaches, pitfalls, etc.).
Manuscripts on, but not limited to, the following topics will be considered for publication:
• Tissue engineering techniques for mesh and fixation devices
• Stem cell or SVF therapies
• Mesh Infection
• Animal models (standards, shortcomings of existing models in the light of new materials)
• Histological analysis (no agreement on standards, yet)
Keywords: Hernia, mesh, cell-based therapy, animal models, tissue engineering
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.