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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Laparoscopic Surgery|
|Subtitle of host publication||Principles and Procedures, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded|
|Number of pages||13|
|ISBN (Print)||0824746228, 9780824746223|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2004|
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