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2022 Jan 27


Guideline-discordant care among females undergoing groin hernia repair: the importance of sex as a biologic variable.


Ehlers AP, Thumma JR, Howard R, Davidson GH, Waljee JF, Dimick JB, Telem DA
Hernia. 2022 Jan 27.
PMID: 35084594.


Females suffer higher rates of operative recurrence and chronic pain following groin hernia repair. Guidelines recommend minimally invasive (MIS) groin hernia repair as the preferred approach to reduce these adverse outcomes. It is unknown what proportion of females receive MIS hernia repair. Therefore, our goal was to investigate adoption of evidence-based practices in groin hernia repair using sex as a biological variable.