New minimally invasive technique for repairing femoral hernias: 3-D patch device through a femoris approach.
Femoral hernias are less common than inguinal hernias. The use of preformed mesh to repair femoral hernias without tension has become increasingly common. We sought to investigate the safety and feasibility of repairing femoral hernias with a Prolene 3-dimentional (3-D) patch using a femoris approach.
We identified all consecutive patients with femoral hernias treated at our centre with a Prolene 3-D patch using a femoris approach in our institution over a 5-year period (2004-2009). We assessed duration of surgery, length of stay in hospital, recurrence, postoperative pain and complications.
We repaired 73 hernias with this technique during the study period. The mean duration of surgery was 13.1 minutes, most patients were discharged in less than 24 hours, no recurrence was noted, and only minor complications occurred.
This technique has not only the same advantage of other tension-free repairs, but also the advantages of convenience and shorter duration of surgery.
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SourceCanadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie 55:3 2012 Jun pg 177-80
Prostheses and Implants
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
Pub Type(s)Journal Article