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TITLE:

THE COMPARISON OF SUBLAY AND ONLAY TECHNIQUE FOR REPAIRING VENTRAL HERNIA IN TERMS OF POSTOPERATIVE DRAIN REMOVAL TIME AND WOUND INFECTION

AUTHORS:

Dr Mudassar Ali, Dr Hamza Bashir, Dr Zara Aslam

ABSTRACT:

Objective: The comparison of sublay and onlay technique for repairing ventral hernia in terms of postoperative drain removal time and wound infection.This randomized controlled study was held from June to December 2018. Sublay took place in Services Hospital Lahore. The hernia patients were divided into two equal groups A and B. Group A was subjected to onlay technique while latter were given sublay repair technique. After 1 year of index surgery operative repair was performed. This time period was necessary for scar maturation. After experiment, data was analyzed using SPSS-23 and time taken for drain removal of both the groups was compared. Results: There were 100 patients, half in each group. Mean age of patients present in group A was 40.30±0.23 days. The condition in terms of wound infection was also important. Conclusion: For repairing ventral hernia, sublay hernia repair was a good alternative to onlay repair of ventral hernia. Keywords: ventral hernia, sublay, onlay.

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