Wittmann Patch® Staged Abdominal Repair (STAR™)
The hook-and-loop Wittmann Patch is used for temporary bridging of abdominal wall openings where primary closure is not possible. The TAWT technique facilitates recapture of abdominal domain and fascial closure of acute and chronic giant ventral hernias without component separation, skin grafting, or the need for a bridging biologic.
Wittmann Patch TAWT Surgical Technique Video
Wittmann Patch TAWT™ Cross Section
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“Regardless of the cause of the giant ventral defect or the length of time it has existed, trans-abdominal wall traction can recapture abdominal domain and achieve midline fascial approximation and closure.”
Dennis AJ et al abstract: Trans-Abdominal Wall Traction as a Universal Solution to the Management of Giant Ventral Hernias. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2015; 135: 4, 1113–1123.
“TAWT consistently recaptures lost domain, preserves the leading fascial edge, and eliminates the need for biologic bridges, components separation, or skin grafting.”
Dennis AJ et al: Not so fast to skin graft: Transabdominal wall traction closes most ‘‘domain loss’’ abdomens in the acute setting. J Trauma Acute Care Surgery, 2013: 74, (6) 1486-1492.