The international surgical journal with global reach

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

Open inguinal hernia repair: a network meta-analysis comparing self-gripping mesh, suture fixation, and glue fixation. World J Surg 2019; 43: 447–456.

Published: 2nd September 2019

Authors: Rausa E, Asti E, Kelly ME, Aiolfi A, Lovece A, Bonitta G et al.


Some 28 RCTS that included 5495 procedures were analyzed. No differences were found between the methods in postoperative pain, surgical site infection, chronic groin pain or hernia recurrence.

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