International guidelines for groin hernia management

  title={International guidelines for groin hernia management},
  author={Maarten P. Simons and Maciej Śmietański and H Jaap Bonjer and Rita Bittner and Marc Miserez and Th. J. Aufenacker and Robert Joseph Fitzgibbons and Pradeep K. Chowbey and Hang My Tran and Rupali Sani and Frederik Berrevoet and Juliane Bingener and Thue Bisgaard and Krzysztof Bury and G. Campanelli and David Cheng-Hsiung Chen and Joachim K. Conze and Diego Cuccurullo and Andrew C de Beaux and Hasan Huseyin Eker and Ren{\'e} Hartmann Fortelny and Jean François Gillion and Baukje van den Heuvel and William W Hope and Lars Nannestad Jorgensen and Uwe Klinge and Ferdinand Koeckerling and Jan F Kukleta and Ibrahima Konat{\'e} and A. L. Liem and Davide Lomanto and Maarten J. A. Loos and Manuel L{\'o}pez-Cano and Mahesh Chandra Misra and Alan Montgomery and Salvador Morales-Conde and Filip E. Muysoms and Henning Niebuhr and P{\"a}r Nordin and Marta Pawlak and G H van Ramshorst and Wolfgang Matthias Johann Reinpold and David L. Sanders and Nelleke Schouten and Sam Smedberg and Rogier K. J. Simmermacher and Sathien Tumtavitikul and Nadine van Veenendaal and Dirk Weyhe and Arthur Randolph Wijsmuller},
Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by… CONTINUE READING


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