The use of the Mitek anchoring system on the iliac crest for flank incisional hernia repair

The use of the Mitek anchoring system on the iliac crest for flank incisional hernia repair Large incisional or ventral hernia repairs continue to be a challenge for general and plastic surgeons. Hernias without tangential fascial substance eventually face problems with recurrence. We present a case report of a patient who had undergone multiple repairs for a right flank incisional hernia which eventually recurred. We demonstrated the successful use of the Mitek® anchoring system in this repair. Using the Mitek® system in hernia repair is an innovative approach for large abdominal hernias with limited areas for fixation of synthetic mesh. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

The use of the Mitek anchoring system on the iliac crest for flank incisional hernia repair

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-012-0793-0
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Abstract

Large incisional or ventral hernia repairs continue to be a challenge for general and plastic surgeons. Hernias without tangential fascial substance eventually face problems with recurrence. We present a case report of a patient who had undergone multiple repairs for a right flank incisional hernia which eventually recurred. We demonstrated the successful use of the Mitek® anchoring system in this repair. Using the Mitek® system in hernia repair is an innovative approach for large abdominal hernias with limited areas for fixation of synthetic mesh. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: May 1, 2013

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