Incisional hernia repair: tensiometry for the selection of the appropriate procedure.


OBJECTIVE To audit the early and late results of repairs of incisional hernias before and after the introduction of peroperative tensiometry. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University hospital, Germany. PATIENTS 675 operations on 553 patients in 18 years. INTERVENTIONS Before we introduced tensiometry we closed 560 incisional hernias by direct… (More)