Chronic pain following a Lichtenstein inguinal hernia repair: a clinical and legal dilemma.

@article{Paily2009ChronicPF,
  title={Chronic pain following a Lichtenstein inguinal hernia repair: a clinical and legal dilemma.},
  author={Abhilash Paily and Michelle J. Thornton},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={79 7-8},
  pages={517-20}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic pain following a Lichtenstein inguinal hernia is frequent and raises major concerns regarding informed consent recall. OBJECTIVE To assess the frequency of chronic pain and associated factors following inguinal hernia repair in a district general hospital. To assess patient recall of the consent process as it pertains to chronic pain. METHODS A random sample (170/293 patients) of those who underwent a Lichtenstein inguinal hernia repair between 2002 and 2004 were… CONTINUE READING

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