Meta-analysis on materials and techniques for laparotomy closure: The MATCH Review. World J Surg 2018; 42:1666–1678.

Published: 22nd November 2018

Authors: Henriksen NA, Deerenberg EB, Venclauskas L, Fortelny RH, Miserez M, Muysoms FE et al.


Twenty-three RCTs were included. There was no high quality evidence that any particular suture material or technique was best. If slowly absorbable sutures were used, small bites were more effective at reducing the risk of incisional hernia than large bites: odds ratio 0.41, 95 per cent confidence interval 0.19 to 0.86.

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