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Here is a good overview, from somebody who’s apparently been around long enough to see the whole field develop (edit – no offense to those who are fairly new to the field). Published less than 2 years ago, ~July, 2016. After I had my surgery, in late 2014.
Here’s an excerpt –
“If the incidence of chronic pain after mesh repair approximates 16.5%, then a very significant number of patients will have debilitating pain resulting from the procedure when most patients likely had little or no preopertive [sic] pain.
This possibility presents a potential time bomb for the surgical community and medical device suppliers. Hernia recurrence has been largely reduced by the use of synthetic mesh for repair, but a new problem, chronic postoperative pain, has arisen to rival recurrence as a serious consequence of surgical intervention. ”
From Chronic Pain Following Inguinal Hernioplasty by Michael S. Kavic, MD.