Suturable Mesh Demonstrates Improved Outcomes over Standard Suture in a Porcine Laparotomy Closure Model

2022 - Gregory A. Dumanian, MD

The small bites surgical technique supported by the STITCH trial has been touted as a strategy for Laparotomy closures fail due to suture pull-through. I hypothesize that a suturable mesh may limit pull-through via mechanisms of force distribution and fibrous encapsulation of the device filaments.