Chronic pain after mesh versus nonmesh repair of inguinal hernias: A systematic review and a network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Surgery 2018; 163: 1151–1159.

Published: 15th October 2018

Authors: Öberg S, Andreson K, Klausen TW, Rosenberg J


Some 23 RCTs including 544 procedures were studied. After median follow-up of 1.4 years, rates of moderate and severe pain were similar after non-mesh (median 3.5 per cent) and mesh hernia repairs (2.9 per cent).

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