Patient perceptions of acute pain and activity disruption following inguinal hernia repair: a propensity-matched comparison of robotic-assisted, laparoscopic, and open approaches.

@article{Iv2018PatientPO,
  title={Patient perceptions of acute pain and activity disruption following inguinal hernia repair: a propensity-matched comparison of robotic-assisted, laparoscopic, and open approaches.},
  author={James G Bittner Iv and Lawrence W Cesnik and Thomas Kirwan and Laurie Wolf and Dongjing Guo},
  journal={Journal of robotic surgery},
  year={2018}
}
Few publications describe the potential benefit of robotic-assisted inguinal hernia repair on acute postoperative groin pain (APGP). This study compared patients' perceptions of APGP, activity limitation, and overall satisfaction after robotic-assisted- (R), laparoscopic (L), or open (O) inguinal hernia repair (IHR). Random samples of patients from two web… CONTINUE READING