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January 27, 2023

Langenbecks Arch Surg




No difference in outcomes between large- and small-pore meshes in a prospective, randomized, multicenter trial investigating open retromuscular meshplasty for incisional hernia repair.


Kroh A, Zufacher M, Eickhoff R, Heise D, Helmedag M, Ulmer F, Neumann UP, Conze J, Hilgers R-D, Binnebösel M
Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2023 Jan 13; 408(1):22.
PMID: 36635466.


A randomized, controlled, prospective multicenter clinical trial with a parallel group design was initiated in eight surgical centers to compare a large-pore polypropylene mesh (Ultrapro) to a small-pore polypropylene mesh (Premilene) within a standardized retromuscular meshplasty for incisional hernia repair.