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2023 Jan

Med J Armed Forces India



A prospective randomized controlled study to compare the efficacy and safety of barbed sutures versus standard fixation techniques using tackers in laparoscopic ventral and incisional hernia repair.


Laparoscopic ventral and incisional hernia mesh repair (LVIHR) has become the standard of care due to shorter recovery time, low rate of complication and recurrence. The most common fixation technique for mesh is by tackers but results in patients having more pain in the early postoperative period. One modality to reduce pain has been to use intracorporeal conventional sutures but with the disadvantage of inherent difficulty in handling, suturing and knotting which is obviated by barbed sutures.