Maintaining abdominal wall integrity: Closure of W3 hernias using standardised fascial stretching
Adequate management of very large abdominal wall/scar hernias has usually only been possible by some form of component separation. Intraoperative fascial stretching using fasciotens®hernia is a promising new method for the treatment of complex ventral hernias that can preserve abdominal wall integrity.
Chirurgische Allgemeine – Offprint. Preservation of abdominal wall integrity. CHAZ 3_2021.
Intraoperative fascial traction as an alternative to component separation. A prospective observational study.
Prof. Niebuhr reports on an observational study of 21 patients in which complex hernias with a mean preoperative fascial distance of 17.3 cm (8.5-44 cm) could be effectively closed using the fasciotens method while avoiding component dissection. The mean stretch gain was 9.8 cm.
Case Report: Prevention of fascial retraction in the open abdomen and awake patients
Case report: The use of direct, controlled fascial traction of 50-60 Newtons, prevented fascial retraction in open abdomen. Once the oedema subsided, the abdomen could be closed without problems. This new form of therapy was well tolerated by the patient and allowed significantly faster closure without mesh or abdominal wall reconstruction.
Video documentation of a hernia application
This video documents the successful application of a Loss of Domain Hernia and was created at the Hernia Centre in Hamburg by Prof. Henning Niebuhr, MD. First applications for the treatment of Loss of Domain Hernias: Prof. Dr. med. H. Niebuhr, Dr. G. Lill, Dr. F. Beyer, Dr. med. W. Reinpold, Dr. med. H. Dag.
Fascia stretching for abdominal closure … After perforated abdominal aortic aneurysm – A new therapeutic option
The case presented in “Chirurgische Allgemeine” describes successful abdominal closure using fasciotens abdomen. Fascia stretching for abdominal closure after perforated abdominal aortic aneurysm. Chirurgische Allgemeine – Offprint. Fascial stretching for abdominal closure after perforated abdominal aortic aneurysm. CHAZ 4_2020 April 2020.
Case Report of the University Hospital Düsseldorf
The University Hospital Düsseldorf has published a case report on the use of Fasciotens®Abdomen ICU: “Novel Device Prevents Abdominal Wall Retraction and Facilitates Early Abdominal Wall Closure of Septic Open Abdomen”.Lupine Publishers, Surgery & Case Studies: Open Access Journal, ISSN: 2643-6760 / DOI: 10.32474/SCSOAJ.2019.04.000177, 11 December 2019.
One year of Fasciotens – what users report
A year ago we already reported on the two surgeons Dr Gereon Lill and Dr Frank Beyer, who have made a virtue out of a necessity. They have launched a new product to fundamentally improve the medical care of the open abdomen. A rocky road that is slowly but surely bearing fruit. One year after the market launch of fasciotens®Abdomen, we asked users about their experiences. BDC. One year of Fasciotens – what users report. Passion Surgery. 2019 December, 9(12): Article 03_02. Further articles on this topic can be found on BDC|Online (www.bdc.de, category Knowledge | Specialties | Visceral Surgery).
Abdominal wall under tension
Report in “Medical Technology & Digital Health: “Case Study fasciotens® GmbH: Therapy of the open abdomen”Platform LifeSciences. Abdominal wall under tension. Medical Technology & Digital Health. 2019 November (Issue No. 4):. Page 43.