Inguinal hernias

Daniel J Scott, Daniel B. Jones

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Each year in the United States approximately 680,000 inguinal hernia repairs are performed. Over the past two centuries hernia repairs have evolved considerably. In 1986 Lichtenstein introduced the tension-free concept and used prosthetic material to reinforce the inguinal canal floor. The tension-free repair revolutionized hernia surgery and resulted in decreased rates of recurrence and considerably less disability related to recovery from the operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaparoscopic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Procedures, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781420030655
ISBN (Print)0824746228, 9780824746223
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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