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2021 Mar 12

Br J Surg



Chronic pain after open inguinal hernia repair: expertise-based randomized clinical trial of heavyweight or lightweight mesh.


Rutegård M, Lindqvist M, Svensson J, Nordin P, Haapamäki MM
Br J Surg. 2021 Mar 12; 108(2):138-144.
PMID: 33711123.


There is a shortage of high-quality studies regarding choice of mesh in open anterior inguinal hernia repair in relation to long-term chronic pain. The authors hypothesized that heavyweight compared with lightweight mesh causes increased postoperative pain.