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Table 3 Characteristics of repair technique

From: Incisional hernia recurrence after open elective repair: expertise in abdominal wall surgery matters

  AWS N = 114 GS N = 123 P value
Mesh position
 Onlay N (%) 45 (39.5) 75 (62) < 0.001
 Sublay N (%) 66 (57.9) 37 (30.6) < 0.001
 Intraperitoneal N (%) 3 (2.6) 9 (7.4) < 0.001
Type of mesh
 Reticular N (%) 49 (43) 74 (61.2) < 0.001
 Laminar N (%) 1 (0.9) 2 (1.7) 0.52
 Composite N (%) 63 (55.3) 46 (38) < 0.001
Mesh fixation
 Suture N (%) 111 (97.4) 63 (52.1) < 0.001
 Staples N (%) 17 (14.9) 68 (56.2) < 0.001
Sandwich technique N (%)a 34 (29.8) 7 (5.8) < 0.001
Anterior Components separation (ACS) N(%)b 24 (21) 2 (1.6) < 0.001
  1. a two mesh repair in different lays positioning
  2. b Anterior component separation as described by Ramirez with mesh reinforcement