An overview of the features influencing pain after inguinal hernia repair

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Pain is a prominent issue in inguinal hernia repair research as its persisting appearance is a severe complication. The interest is also urged by the combination of a high number of repairs with an estimated risk for chronic postoperative pain of 11%. Almost every healthcare provider could encounter this complication. Pain is a complex study subject, mostly defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Various explanatory factors for pain following hernia repair have been reported. Most investigators, however, discuss only a few aspects. In the present review, these factors are collected to provide a more holistic synopsis of pain following hernia repair. It may be a resource for understanding this and other postsurgical pain. © 2008 Surgical Associates Ltd.

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Nienhuijs, S. W., Rosman, C., Strobbe, L. J. A., Wolff, A., & Bleichrodt, R. P. (2008, August). An overview of the features influencing pain after inguinal hernia repair. International Journal of Surgery.

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