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  • No tacks or sutures for mesh?

    Posted by jzinckgra on February 6, 2017 at 12:55 am

    My doc said he used no tacks or sutures to hold mesh in place. Is this common practice?

    MikeL replied 7 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    February 6, 2017 at 3:51 am

    No tacks or sutures for mesh?

    Yes. There are a variety of ways to perform laparoscopic mesh fixation. One way is with no fixation, which is how I usually perform it, except for large hernias, obese patients, direct inguinal hernias, and femoral hernias. Options for fixation include glue, sutures, or tackers. There are risks and benefits for every choice.

  • MikeL

    Member
    February 6, 2017 at 3:11 am

    No tacks or sutures for mesh?

    May be this will help
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23975444

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