Evaluation of inguinal hernia repair using post-operative pain…
Here are a couple of new names in the field of studying hernia repair results. From Canada. About the same one in six number for pain, for the Lichtenstein method. They looked at ten years worth of data. Not clear what the “Brief Pain Inventory Short Form (BPI)” is. Maybe another attempt to create a questionnaire that has actual value in determining quality of life.
Just the abstract, but the full paper is available.
“Evaluation of inguinal hernia repair using post-operative pain and quality of life metrics
Michael L Moreton B.Sc., M.Sc & André Truter M.B.ChB, M.Med, FRCSC
A cohort of patients who had received Lichtenstein inguinal hernia repair over the previous 10 years were contacted and surveyed using the Brief Pain Inventory Short Form (BPI) to assess chronic pain and its effects on their QoL. …”
The rate of chronic pain was 17.2% with recurrence of 3.1% at an average post-operative interval of 5.84 years. …”
These long-term considerations of post-surgical impact should be considered alongside potential benefits when advising patients about surgery and may help moderate post-operative expectations to optimize the outcome of common inguinal hernia repairs.”
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