Data for: EFFECTS OF SUTURE TECHNIQUE ON MESH SHRINKAGE (An Experimental Study)
Polypropylene meshes are one of the most frequently used patches in inguinal hernia repairs. This material was proved to be not completely inert, and may cause inflammatory responses like foreign body reactions. One of the physical results of this inflammatory reaction against the mesh is mesh shrinkage which is responsible for recurrence and pain. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of the suture technique on mesh shrinkage. For the first time, as far as we know, our work shows that we need to stabilize the mesh to prevent shrinkage. Even though statistically not significant, fixation of the mesh with interrupted sutures seems to be more advantageous compared to fixation with continuous sutures.