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2021 May 28

Cochrane Database Syst Rev


Mesh fixation techniques in primary ventral or incisional hernia repair.


Mathes T, Prediger B, Walgenbach M, Siegel R
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2021 May 28; 5:CD011563.
PMID: 34046884.


The use of a mesh in primary ventral or incisional hernia repair lowers the recurrence rate  and is the accepted standard of care for larger defects. In laparoscopic primary ventral or incisional hernia repair the insertion of a mesh is indispensable. Different mesh fixation techniques have been used and refined over the years. The type of fixation technique is claimed to have a major impact on recurrence rates, chronic pain, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and complication rates.