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Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants
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ISSN Print: 1050-6934
ISSN Online: 1940-4379

Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

DOI: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.v20.i2.50
pages 129-132

Component Separation in the Treatment of Incisional Hernias

Chirag Dholakia
Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
Kevin M. Reavis
Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA

ABSTRACT

Incisional hernia repair following open laparotomy or laparoscopic abdominal surgery is a significant challenge for the general surgeon. Primary suture closure results in high rates of recurrence, and permanent mesh reinforcement is not routinely used in contaminated surgical fields. The use of component separation to allow for low-tension, prosthetic-free incisional hernia repair has improved outcomes in these challenging surgical circumstances.