Surgical techniques preventing chronic pain after Lichtenstein hernia repair: state-of-the-art vs daily practice in the Netherlands

@article{Wijsmuller2006SurgicalTP,
  title={Surgical techniques preventing chronic pain after Lichtenstein hernia repair: state-of-the-art vs daily practice in the Netherlands},
  author={Arthur Randolph Wijsmuller and J. F. M. Lange and Dick van Geldere and Maarten P. Simons and Gert Jan Kleinrensink and Wim C. J. Hop and Johannes Jeekel},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={147-151}
}
Morbidity associated with open inguinal hernia repair (IH repair) mainly consists of chronic pain. The aim of this study was to identify possible disparities between state-of-the-art Lichtenstein repair, and its application in general practice. A questionnaire was mailed to all surgeons and surgical residents (n = 1,374) in the Netherlands in February 2005. The objective was to determine the state of general practice with respect to technical steps during the Lichtenstein repair that are… CONTINUE READING
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