The Effect of Mesh Removal and Selective Neurectomy on Persistent Postherniotomy Pain

@article{Aasvang2009TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Mesh Removal and Selective Neurectomy on Persistent Postherniotomy Pain},
  author={E. Aasvang and H. Kehlet},
  journal={Annals of Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={249},
  pages={327-334}
}
Summary Background Data and Objective:Persistent pain affects everyday activities in 5% to 8% of patients after groin hernia repair. Because previous reports on the effect of neurectomy and/or mesh removal suffer from methodological problems we performed a detailed prospective trial of the effect of neurectomy and mesh removal on persistent postherniotomy pain. Methods:Twenty-one patients with postherniotomy pain >1 year, pain-related impairment of daily activities and a well-defined maximum… Expand
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