Application of a novel suture anchor to abdominal wall closure.

Affiliation

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 27710, USA; Department of Dermatology, Duke University, Durham, NC, 27710, USA; Department of Pathology, Duke University, Durham, NC, 27710, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Mesh suture used in high-tension wound closures produces large knots susceptible to increased palpability, infection, and foreign body response; yet has superior tensile strength and increased resistance to cutting through tissue compared to standard suture. This study investigates mesh suture fixation in abdominal tissue with a knotless novel, low-profile anchor-clip.