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The Darn Repair

  • Jack Abrahamson

Abstract

The darn repair of groin hernias is a pure tissue repair and is one of the classic open herniorrhaphies. It is simple, generally applicable to primary and recurrent hernia repairs, and has a remarkably low recurrence rate. The technique has been very popular in the English-speaking world but is less commonly used in Europe and parts of North America. In a 1991 survey of 240 consultant surgeons in England, the darn repair was the most popular technique; 35% of surgeons used it as their sole method of repair. The Shouldice operation alone or combined with other techniques was used by only 20%. In the United States, Mansberger et al. reported their series of darn repairs in 1992.

Keywords

Hernia Repair Inguinal Hernia Internal Ring Rectus Sheath Groin Hernia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Abrahamson
    • 1
  1. 1.HaifaIsrael

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