A Prospective Study on Fibrin Glue versus Prolene Sutures for Mesh Fixation in Inguinal Hernias at SBMCH
Introduction: Glue mesh fixations have increased popularity which decreases the operating time reduces postoperative and chronic pain, recurrence and has good local tolerability.
Materials and methodology: This is a prospective study with 82 patients was performed at Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital in the Department of General Surgery from March 2019 to September 2020. 41 patients underwent suture-mesh fixation and the other 41 patients underwent glue mesh fixation and pain was monitored using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS).
Results: The pain score reached 0 in glue group at 1 month follow up to 6 months and were comfortable but patients in suture group had persisting discomfort or pain from 1 week follow up to 6 months indicating presence of chronic discomfort or pain in suture group.
Conclusion: Fibrin glue could be a successful alternative to sutures for fixation-of mesh in inguinal hernias.