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Table 3 Recurrence rates and chronic pain in dependence on the type of fixation (systematic review of the literature)

From: Guidelines for laparoscopic treatment of ventral and incisional abdominal wall hernias (International Endohernia Society (IEHS)—Part 1

Type of fixation No. of studies Total no. of patients Recurrence rate median % (IQR) Chronic pain follow-up median %/month (IQR)
Sutures+tacks 10 2,211 3.65 (2.45–5.75)a,b 2.75 (1.72–13.22)a,b
31.5 (27.75–38.25)
Sutures only 2 1,121 1.05 (0.82–1.27)a,b 3.75 (3.12–4.37)a,b
39 (33.5–44.5)
Tacks only 11 2,473 4.5 (2.4–6.17)a,b 6,35 (2.17–13.22)a,b
40 (30.5–49.5)
  1. IQR interquartile range
  2. a p = 0.17 (Kruskal–Wallis test)
  3. b p = 0.535 (ANOVA)