Experience of the Shouldice Clinic in Recurrent Inguinal Hernia Repair
The unrelenting march of events in hernia surgery has led to the introduction of prosthetic materials for every possible type of herniorrhaphy. Prostheses, however, are not a panacea. Their use should be judicious and justified. The reliance on prefabricated prosthetic devices will not supplant a good knowledge of anatomy or the understanding of the causative pathology.
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