Last updated on June 2015

Comparing Pain After Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Using Two Different Types of Mesh Fixation


Brief description of study

A clinical study evaluating acute and chronic pain following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair comparing the ProGripTM self- fixating mesh with tack fixation.

Detailed Study Description

The primary aim of this study is to evaluate acute and chronic pain following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair comparing the ProGripTM self- fixating mesh with tack fixation. The ProGripTM laparoscopic self-fixating mesh has been approved for implantation to reinforce the abdominal wall during laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (TAPP). The mesh delivers tack free fixation above and below the inguinal ligament potentially eliminating pain associated with traditional tack fixation. The present study is a prospective randomized clinical trial designed to collect information about complications such as acute and chronic pain and hernia recurrence rate from patients referred for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Patients who qualify to take part in the study will be randomized for a procedure using either a self-gripping ProGrip mesh or a conventional polypropylene mesh attached with AbsorbaTackTM. Data will be collected from operations performed at 6 high volume hernia centers in Denmark. Patients eligible for study will be recruited from the referral list for inguinal hernia repair at each participating institution. Prior to scheduled surgery, patients will be consented and will complete a questionnaire on inguinal pain intensity and quality of life . The mesh will be placed intraperitoneally after the component separation is complete. The peritoneal layer will be closed with a V-loc stitch in both groups. After surgery, key clinical data will be recorded, such as type of mesh used, size of the hernia defect, number of tacks used etc. The participating patients will receive postoperative questionnaires following the first year after surgery.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02467140

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Malene O Dinesen, MD PhD

Hospitalsenheden Midt
Viborg, Denmark
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