Comparison of Non-Mesh repair tyes (Desarda, Darn, McVay, Bassini)
I am based in Australia, and require an inguinal hernia repair.
For reasons that would be familar to many on this forum, I do not want to go down the mesh path.
However, in Australia there are almost no surgeons who offer non-mesh repairs.
However, this is a reputable surgeon in Sydney who uses the Darn technique (or Moloney Darn). I believe this technique was popular until the 60’s. However, it is very uncommon today, with almost no research written about it.
Desarda seems to have good results, but this would require me to travel to NZ or US (which I would be willing to do).
Does Desarda carry any long term risks other than recurrence?
McVay and Bassini I have not really researched, I only know them by name. So I would like any feedback on their benefits relative to Desarda if anyone is familiar with them.
Are the Nylon Sutures used in most (non-mesh repairs) cause for concern vs. the absorb-able sutures in the Desarda technique?
Any advice would be appreciated.
PS Thank-you to all of the surgeons and medical staff who have taken the time to post their insights into the forum. It is much appreciated.
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