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This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

Groin pain characteristics and recurrence rates: three-year results of a randomized controlled trial comparing self-gripping Progrip mesh and sutured polypropylene mesh for open inguinal hernia repair. Ann Surg 2018; 267: 1029-1033.

Published: 9th August 2018

Authors: Zwaans WA, Verhagen T, Wouters L, Loos M, Roumen R, Scheltinga M et al.


Some 274 patients were assessed three years after surgery. The risk of hernia recurrence was 11.5% after Progrip, compared to 5 per cent after standard mesh, P=0.05. Mesh-related symptoms and pain rates were similar.

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