Prophylactic prosthetic reinforcement of midline abdominal incisions in high-risk patients

@article{ElKhadrawy2009ProphylacticPR,
  title={Prophylactic prosthetic reinforcement of midline abdominal incisions in high-risk patients},
  author={Osama Helmy El-Khadrawy and Guillaume Moussa and Osama Mansour and Mohamed S. Hashish},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={267-274}
}
Incisional hernia is one of the major elements of morbidity after abdominal surgery, with high incidence in vertical midline abdominal incisions. However, the risk of developing an incisional hernia can be increased due to the patient’s related factors; therefore, more consideration has to be given to the choice of incision, wound closure and wound healing to protect against incisional hernia, especially in high-risk patients. In this study, we used prophylactic subfascial non-absorbable mesh… CONTINUE READING

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