This website uses cookies to improve your experience.

Cookie policy

Transfascial fixation vs no fixation for open retromuscular ventral hernia repairs. A randomized clinical trial.


Ellis RC, Clayton CP, Krpata DM, Beffa LRA, Miller BT, Montelione KC et al.

JAMA Surg 2023; 158: 789-795.

This registry-based RCT included 325 procedures. Recurrence rates after one year were similar after fixation 7.4 per cent, and no fixation 9.2 per cent, P=0.7.

Comment: Fixation is unnecessary.

Read paper

Academy


Part of the charitable activity of the Foundation, BJS Academy is an online educational resource for current and future surgeons.

The Academy is comprised of five distinct sections: Continuing surgical education, Young BJS, Cutting edge, Scientific surgery and Surgical news. Although the majority of this is open access, additional content is available to BJS subscribers and strategic partners.

Discover the Academy
Surgeon Training & Surgeons in Surgery