Self-fixating mesh for the Lichtenstein procedure—a prestudy

  title={Self-fixating mesh for the Lichtenstein procedure—a prestudy},
  author={Matthias Kapischke and Heiko Schulze and Amke Caliebe},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
Secure fixation of the mesh in groin hernia repair is essential to avoid mesh dislocation. The fixation, however, is also thought to be a source of chronic postoperative pain. We tested the new self-fixating mesh Parietene progrip© vs. traditional suture fixating Lichtenstein repair in a double-blinded randomized study evaluating postoperative pain and the use of analgesics. Fifty patients were randomized into two groups: Patients of group A (24 patients) were operated with the new self… CONTINUE READING


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