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March 22, 2011

Positive Results from Covidien Inguinal Hernia Mesh Study

Covidien has reported positive interim results from a study comparing the use of its Parietex ProGrip self-fixating mesh for inguinal hernia repair to the traditional Lichtenstein repair. The interim data demonstrated that patients who received Parietex ProGrip self-fixating mesh durin

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Covidien has reported positive interim results from a study comparing the use of its Parietex ProGrip self-fixating mesh for inguinal hernia repair to the traditional Lichtenstein repair.

The interim data demonstrated that patients who received Parietex ProGrip self-fixating mesh during inguinal hernia repair experienced significantly less early pain compared to those who underwent hernia repair through the standard Lichtenstein method.

Results of the study also revealed that the use of Parietex ProGrip mesh significantly shortened the duration of surgery.

At the time of the interim analysis, 390 patients were randomised and followed for three months at nine international centres.

Investigators measured pain at discharge and at day seven.

Lichtenstein method, the gold-standard technique for inguinal repair, involves the suturing of a mesh patch over the hernial opening to reduce weakness in the abdominal wall.

Parietex ProGrip mesh features a small and absorbable polylactic acid grips on one side to secure immediate fixation to the abdominal wall, eliminating the need to suture the mesh into place.

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