Open Repair of Inguinal Hernia: An Evidence-Based Review

Benjamin Woods, Leigh Neumayer

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This article provides an evidence-based review of open hernia repair. Technical considerations in general, including perioperative management of the patient, and the most currently used open repairs are addressed. Outcomes after repair are reviewed using the latest available literature. Current recommendations from this review include the routine use of mesh in primary repair of inguinal hernia and the need to counsel patients preoperatively about the risk of chronic postoperative groin pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-155
Number of pages17
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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