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2022 Nov 05


Evaluation of inguinal hernia repair using post-operative pain and quality of life metrics.


Elective inguinal hernia repair is a ubiquitous procedure that carries risks; chronic pain and impacts on quality of life (QoL) must be considered when advising patients around repair. The length of time from surgery date and impacts on quality of life are often limited to only a few years of follow-up and despite hernia repair being quite common, long-term outcomes are not often reported.