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Hernia

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 3–8 | Cite as

Enhanced recovery after surgical repair of incisional hernias

  • K. SlimEmail author
  • D. Standaert
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Abstract

Aim

Enhanced recovery programmes (ERPs) were developed to improve the patient’s post-operative comfort and reduce post-operative morbidity after several types of major surgery including the incisional hernia repair. The aim of this review was to describe the features of ERPs in the setting for incisional hernia repair.

Methods

The literature review was conducted until March 2019, but retrieved very few papers (n = 4) on this topic. All studies were retrospective.

Results

Setting and comorbidities of incisional hernia patients are of such importance in many cases that prehabilitation (including tobacco use cessation, management of obesity, diabetes or malnutrition) should play a greater role compared with other specialties. The other peri-operative measures are similar to other specialties but their implementation was very heterogeneous in the published studies.

Conclusions

Like in other surgeries, ERPs were feasible and probably efficient to improve the post-operative course of incisional hernia patients. But the level of evidence remains low.

Keywords

Incisional hernia Enhanced recovery Surgery Prehabilitation 

Notes

Funding

There is no funding.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

KS and DS declare no conflict of interest related to this paper.

Ethical approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

Informed consent

For this type of study, formal consent is not required.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Digestive SurgeryUniversity Hospital CHUClermont-FerrandFrance
  2. 2.Francophone Group for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, (Groupe Francophone de Réhabilitation Améliorée après Chirurgie-GRACE)BeaumontFrance

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