In a retrospective study the two-lined continuous suture for the repair of femoral hernia was examined. From 1.12. 1985 till 31.5. 1988 the femoral defect was closed by a continuous two-lined suture 33 times in 31 patients. In almost 50% (16 cases) the hernia was incarcerated, in total 10 surgeons took part. Postoperatively occurred one wound infection and one serom. During a postoperative observation time of 1-28 months up to now no recurrence has been seen. Thus the two-lined continuous suture of femoral hernia seems to use a sure, simple and practical operation technique, that can be used very well in the every-day-practice, also in case of incarcerated hernia.