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2022 Aug 18

Scand J Pain

The Harald Breivik lecture 2022. Pathophysiology in persistent severe pain after groin hernia repair.


The transition from a healthy to a persistent severe pain state following otherwise successful elective surgery is a feared complication. Groin hernia repair, previously considered minor surgery, is a standard surgical procedure annually performed on 2,000 individuals per one million residents. A trajectory into persistent severe pain is, unfortunately, seen in 2-4%, severely impeding physical and psychosocial daily functions.