Do absorbable mesh sutures cause less chronic pain than nonabsorbable sutures after Lichtenstein inguinal herniorraphy?

@article{Paajanen2002DoAM,
  title={Do absorbable mesh sutures cause less chronic pain than nonabsorbable sutures after Lichtenstein inguinal herniorraphy?},
  author={Hannu E. K. Paajanen},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={26-28}
}
Chronic inguinal pain occurs in 20–30% of patients after hernia surgery. A prospective randomized study of 162 patients was undertaken to determine whether absorbable sutures cause less pain than continuous polypropylene fixation of the mesh in the Lichtenstein operation. All patients were operated on under local anesthesia by the same senior surgeon. One-half of the meshes were fixed with continuous 2-0 Dexon II sutures and one-half with continuous 2-0 Prolene sutures. The incidence of pain… CONTINUE READING