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  • Weight guidelines for no-mesh hernia repair

    Posted by Chaunce123 on January 24, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Most practitioners of non-mesh hernia repair have strict weight limits for patient eligibility for a tissue repair for groin hernias. Generally speaking, you must not be overweight and you must have a regular BMI. In researching this matter, I came across a surgeon who used to work at Shouldice and now works at Stony Brook in NY, where these weight limits are discussed in a blogpost.

    I do not know if this data is universally applicable or unique to Shouldice or that specific practitioner, but it may be helpful information.

    I hope it’s OK to replicate this data here, it will not paste in a table format but you should be able to see the height and corresponding maximum weight for men and women of different body frame sizes. The source of the data is here if you wish to see it in table format: https://medicine.stonybrookmedicine.edu/surgery/blog/faqs-about-the-shouldice-hernia-repair

    For Men

    Body Frame Size

    Height
    Small
    Medium
    Large
    5’2″
    148 lb
    155 lb
    166 lb
    5’3″
    150 lb
    158 lb
    170 lb
    5’4″
    152 lb
    161 lb
    174 lb
    5’5″
    155 lb
    164 lb
    178 lb
    5’6″
    158 lb
    167 lb
    182 lb
    5’7″
    161 lb
    170 lb
    186 lb
    5’8″
    164 lb
    173 lb
    190 lb
    5’9″
    167 lb
    176 lb
    194 lb
    5’10”
    170 lb
    180 lb
    198 lb
    5’11”
    174 lb
    184 lb
    202 lb
    6’0″
    178 lb
    188 lb
    207 lb
    6’1″
    182 lb
    192 lb
    212 lb
    6’2″
    186 lb
    197 lb
    217 lb
    6’3″
    190 lb
    201 lb
    221 lb
    6’4″
    194 lb
    205 lb
    225 lb
    6’5″
    198 lb
    209 lb
    229 lb
    6’6″
    204 lb
    221 lb
    233 lb
    6’7″
    208 lb
    225 lb
    237 lb

    For Women

    Body Frame Size
    Height
    Small
    Medium
    Large
    4’10”
    125 lb
    136 lb
    147 lb
    4’11”
    128 lb
    139 lb
    150 lb
    5’0″
    131 lb
    142 lb
    153 lb
    5’1″
    134 lb
    145 lb
    157 lb
    5’2″
    137 lb
    148 lb
    161 lb
    5’3″
    140 lb
    151 lb
    165 lb
    5’4″
    143 lb
    154 lb
    169 lb
    5’5″
    146 lb
    157 lb
    173 lb
    5’6″
    149 lb
    160 lb
    177 lb
    5’7″
    152 lb
    163 lb
    180 lb
    5’8″
    155 lb
    166 lb
    183 lb
    5’9″
    158 lb
    169 lb
    186 lb
    5’10”
    161 lb
    172 lb
    189 lb

    This information might be helpful to future patients seeking a non-mesh repair, whether from Shouldice or elsewhere.

    drtowfigh replied 7 years ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • drtowfigh

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    February 6, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Weight guidelines for no-mesh hernia repair

    this is generally true.
    thanks for sharing

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