Operative correction of abdominal rectus diastasis (ARD) reduces pain and improves abdominal wall muscle strength: A randomized, prospective trial comparing retromuscular mesh repair to double-row, self-retaining sutures. Surgery 2016; 160: 1367-1375.

Published: 16th January 2017

Authors: Emanuelsson P, Gunnarsson U, Dahlstrand U, Strigard K, Stark B


Eighty-six patients were randomized to one of two surgical techniques or a three month exercise training programme. Both operative groups had similar improvement in quality of life; all three groups had improved perceived muscle strength.

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