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2022 Jan 13


Long-term results of the SOFTGRIP trial: TIPP versus ProGrip Lichtenstein’s inguinal hernia repair.


Bökkerink WJV, van Meggelen MGM, van Dijk JP, Čadanová D, Mollen RMHG
Hernia. 2022 Jan 13.
PMID: 35022864.


In preventing Chronic Postoperative Inguinal Pain (CPIP) after inguinal herniorrhaphy, mesh position and mesh fixation seem important factors. The SOFTGRIP trial compared the TransInguinal PrePeritoneal (TIPP) repair to Polysoft mesh, to the Open anterior repair (Lichtenstein) using the self-gripping ProGrip mesh. Since CPIP might resolve and recurrence rate increase, this study reports the SOFTGRIP trial's long-term results (with a minimal follow-up of 5 years).