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  • SAGES Inguinal Hernia Repair Patient Info – lap preferred, no mention of chronic pain

    Posted by Good intentions on June 9, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    I’ve noticed that people trying to make decisions about hernia repair are using the SAGES web site for information. The information on the web site is surprisingly, almost shockingly, lacking about the current state of affairs in the field. Zero, absolutely no mention of the possibility of chronic pain, and a definite bias toward laparoscopic methods.

    About 43,000 views at the time I was looking at it. It would actually be better for all, I think, if this web page didn’t exist. It gives a false sense of comfort about having a hernia repaired.

    https://www.sages.org/publications/patient-information/patient-information-for-laparoscopic-inguinal-hernia-repair-from-sages/

    Good intentions replied 5 years, 8 months ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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  • Good intentions

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    June 9, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    I don’t really know where Wikipedia information comes from. But the Inguinal Hernia Surgery page is very well referenced. And seems to fit my own general impression, from the numerous articles I’ve read.

    But, even so, there is little distinction between the brands and types of synthetic mesh, except for lightweight versus normal weight. Still, it’s very well written, and was updated on May 18, 2018. Much more useful than the SAGES page.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inguinal_hernia_surgery

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