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2020 Apr

ANZ J Surg



Is inguinal hernia mesh safe? A prospective study.


Watson B, Roberts J, Dobbs B, Roberts R
ANZ J Surg. 2020 Apr; 90(4):538-541.
PMID: 31786823.


Hernia repair surgery using synthetic mesh is the standard of care in modern surgery. Complications from uro-gynaecological mesh have been reported in the New Zealand media and there is public concern regarding the use of any mesh for any reason. This study reports long-term outcomes in inguinal hernia surgery in a large cohort of elective operations using mesh.