Comparison of Patient Perceived Pain and Satisfaction Between Lightweight and Heavyweight Mesh for Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
This study will be comparing the patients overall satisfaction of two different meshes used in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Comparison of Patient Perceived Pain and Satisfaction Between Lightweight and Heavyweight Mesh for Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair|
- pain [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Subjective pain scale rating post surgical
- return to activities of daily living [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]returning to their presurgical lifestyle
|Study Start Date:||July 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
heavy weight mesh
Surgipro mesh is a heavier weighted mesh with less flexibility after surgery
light weight mesh
UltraPro mesh is a lighter weighted mesh with theoretically less stiffness and more flexibility compared to heavier weighted meshes
This is a clinical trial comparing standard therapy in the use of either lightweight or heavy mesh for the repair of inguinal hernias. Both types of these meshes have been approved for surgical correction but subjective comparisons of patient overall satisfaction and perceived outcomes have not been measured. The investigators intend to measure certain subjective data in the form of a questionnaire will be issued to the patient preoperatively, one week, one month, six months, and one year after the surgery There is no recent literature comparing subjective data between two meshes called Ultra Pro and Surgi Pro. The biological effects of these meshes have identical properties as far as the healing process and inflammation as well as the low rate of infection. The main difference is the material that these meshes are composed of. The Ultra Pro is made of Prolene while the Surgi Pro is made of polypropylene.
The risks are not increased anymore than that for normal surgical complications. They each have the same post operative risks including bleeding, infection and pain, but the investigators are investigating a possible subjective difference between these two separate meshes that are currently used.
|Contact: Adam P Pentel, DOfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Michigan|
|Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States, 48439|
|Principal Investigator:||Adam P Pentel, DO||Genesys Regional Medical Center|