Short convalescence after inguinal herniorrhaphy with standardised recommendations: duration and reasons for delayed return to work.

@article{Callesen1999ShortCA,
  title={Short convalescence after inguinal herniorrhaphy with standardised recommendations: duration and reasons for delayed return to work.},
  author={Torben Callesen and Birthe Klarskov and Karsten Bech and Henrik Kehlet},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  year={1999},
  volume={165 3},
  pages={236-41}
}
OBJECTIVE To provide a detailed description of post-herniorrhaphy convalescence. DESIGN Prospective, descriptive, consecutive questionnaire case series. SETTING Public university hospital, Denmark. PATIENTS 100 consecutive patients treated for inguinal hernia. INTERVENTION Elective open inguinal herniorrhaphy under local anaesthesia. One day convalescence for light/moderate and three weeks for strenuous physical activity was recommended. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Duration of absence from… CONTINUE READING

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