Mesh fixation using novel bio-adhesive coating compared to tack fixation for IPOM hernia repair: in vivo evaluation in a porcine model.


Department of Surgery, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, 70300, Israel. [Email]


Mesh fixation in hernia repair is currently based on penetrating sutures or anchors, with proven early and late complications such as pain, adhesions, erosions, and anchor migration. In an attempt to reduce these complications, a bio-adhesive-based self-fixation system was developed. The purpose of this study was to assess the performance and safety of this novel self-adhesive mesh (LifeMesh™) by comparing it with standard tack fixation.


Hernia repair,Non-traumatic,Self-fixating mesh,