BOGDAN ANDREI SUCIU, IOANA HALMACIU, DECEBAL FODOR, CRISTIAN TRAMBITAS, ADRIAN IVANESCU, DUMITRU GODJA, VLAD VUNVULEA, CALIN MOLNAR, KLARA BRINZANIUC COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE EFFICIENCY OF 2 DIFFERENT TYPES OF MESHES (POLYPROPYLENE AND PROGRIPTM ) IN THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF INCISIONAL HERNIAS Postoperative eventration is a quite common condition in patients with clinical records of abdominal surgery. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of use of 2 different types of meshes (Polypropylene mesh and ProGripTM mesh-self-gripping mesh) in the surgical treatment of incisional hernias. In this respect, we conducted a study in which we introduced 128 patients operated for incisional hernias. Patients were divided into 2 lots: group A (102 patients with polypropylene mesh) and group B (26 patients with ProGripTM mesh). From the analysis of the data studied, we noticed that the average duration of surgery and hospitalization for patients with ProGripTM mesh is lower compared to patients with polypropylene mesh. Also, the rate of local postoperative complications was lower when using the ProGripTM mesh (15.38%) than in the case of polypropylene mesh. In conclusion, we can state that the use of the ProGripTM heterologous mesh is beneficial in the surgical treatment of patients with incisional hernias. The major advantage of using this type of mesh is given by a shorter hospitalization period for these patients, as well as by a lower rate of local postoperative complications in these patients.