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Table 3 Self-reported use of primary fascial closure and component separation to repair an incisional hernia with a 10 × 6 cm midline fascial defect by Canadian general surgeons

From: Wide variation in surgical techniques to repair incisional hernias: a survey of practice patterns among general surgeons

Perform primary fascial closure  
 Yes 73%
 No 27%
Perform a component separation  
 Yes 49%
 No 51%
Perform a transversus abdominus release (TAR)  
 Yes 28%
 No 68%
 Surgeon unfamiliar with procedure 4%