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2020 Sep 09

Scand J Surg

A Simplified Clinical Algorithm for Standardized Surgical Treatment of Chronic Pain After Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Quality Assessment Study.


Pedersen KF, Chen DC, Kehlet H, Stadeager MW, Bisgaard T
Scand J Surg. 2020 Sep 09:1457496920954570.
PMID: 32907507.


The optimal surgical strategy for the treatment of chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair is controversial and based on relatively weak evidence. The purpose of this study was to analyze pain-related functional impairment using a simplified clinical treatment algorithm for a standardized surgical treatment. The algorithm was predefined, and the indication to operate was based on strict criteria.