Chronic pain after laparoscopic and open mesh repair of groin hernia.

@article{Kumar2002ChronicPA,
  title={Chronic pain after laparoscopic and open mesh repair of groin hernia.},
  author={Sujit R. Kumar and R Geoffrey Wilson and Stephen J. Nixon and I M MacIntyre},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={89 11},
  pages={1476-9}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of chronic pain or discomfort after laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair and open mesh repair of groin hernia, and to assess the impact of such pain on patients' physical activity. METHODS A postal questionnaire was sent to patients who had TEP or open mesh repair of groin hernia between January 1998 and December 1999. The patients were asked about any persistent pain or discomfort in relation to the groin hernia… CONTINUE READING

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