Understanding Hernia's Repair, Techniques, Mesh Options, and Recurrence Rates in Abdominal Wall Surgery





hernia repair, surgical techniques, mesh options, recurrence rates, postoperative complications


Introduction: Hernia repair surgery is a common procedure with significant variations in techniques, mesh options, and recurrence rates. Understanding these factors is essential for optimizing patient outcomes.

Objective: This study aims to investigate hernia repair techniques, mesh options, and recurrence rates in abdominal wall surgery, providing insights to optimize patient outcomes and inform clinical decision-making.

Methodology: A retrospective cohort study was conducted at two renowned hospitals in Peshawar, Pakistan, with a sample size of 102, from April 2023 to March 2024. Data on surgical techniques, mesh options, postoperative complications, and hernia recurrence rates were collected from medical records. Chi-square tests were used for statistical analysis.

Results: A total of 102 patients were included in the study, with inguinal hernias being the most common (56.9%). Open tension-free repair was the predominant surgical approach (62.7%), and polypropylene mesh was the most commonly used (70.6%). Postoperative complications were observed in 19.6% of patients, with surgical site infection being the most frequent (11.8%). Hernia recurrence occurred in 13.7% of cases, with no significant association found between surgical approach and recurrence rates (p=0.632).

Conclusion: This study provides insights into hernia repair outcomes highlighting the prevalence of inguinal hernias, the predominance of open tension-free repair, and the challenges posed by postoperative complications and hernia recurrence. By addressing these challenges and embracing tailored surgical approaches, we can enhance patient care and improve surgical outcomes.


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Author Biographies

  • Muhammad Umair, Northwest School of Medicine, Peshawar, Pakistan

    MBBS, house officer

  • Syeda Farwa Zaidi, Rehman Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan

    MBBS, house officer

  • Muhammad Usman Khan, Northwest School of Medicine, Peshawar, Pakistan

    MBBS, house officer

  • Mahnoor Naveed , Combined Military Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan

    Pharm D, Hospital Pharmacist

  • Sumbal Yaseen Wazir, Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan

    MBBS, house officer

  • Lal Jawahir, Northwest School of Medicine, Peshawar, Pakistan



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Muhammad Umair, Zaidi SF, Muhammad Usman Khan, Mahnoor Naveed, Sumbal Yaseen Wazir, Lal Jawahir. Understanding Hernia’s Repair, Techniques, Mesh Options, and Recurrence Rates in Abdominal Wall Surgery. IRABCS [Internet]. 2024 Jul. 2 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];2(1):27-32. Available from: https://irabcs.com/ojs/article/view/42

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