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This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

Impact of mesh and fixation on chronic inguinal pain in Lichtenstein hernia repair: 5-year outcomes from the Finn Mesh Study. World J Surgery 2021; 45: 459–464.

Published: 4th November 2021

Authors: Matikainan M, Vironen J, Kossi J, Hulmi T, Hertsi M, Rantanen T et al.


Some 625 patients were randomized to glue, self-gripping mesh or Prolene sutures for mesh fixation. After five years, postal questionnaire survey (82 per cent responded) found no difference in chronic pain or recurrence between the methods.

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