Perception and Attitude about Laparotomy Wound Closure among Thai Surgeons: A Survey Study
Fascia closure survey
Background: The guideline on laparotomy wound closure recommends appropriate fascia closure techniques; however, the perception and attitude of Thai surgeons about laparotomy wound closure have never been explored.
Objective: To assess the perception and attitude of Thai surgeons regarding laparotomy wound closure
Materials and Methods: A survey of 55 persons was conducted during a virtual hernia conference. A series of questions was asked and responses were retrieved. A descriptive analysis was subsequently performed.
Results: Of all the respondents, 50%–75% complied with recommendations in the guideline on abdominal wall closure. Non-compliance was primarily because of unfamiliarity. Mesh augmentation was not implemented in most of the respondents’ practice because of mesh-related complications, unfamiliarity, and reimbursement concerns.
Conclusions: The guideline recommendation and real-life practice in the Thai surgery service differ to some extent.