Regenerative Surgery in Open Mesh Repair for Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal hernia repair is the most frequently performed operation in General Surgery. Over 20 million hernia repair procedures per year are performed worldwide. Complications such as chronic inguinal pain (12%) and recurrence rate (11%) significantly impact the surgical results. The 4 main impacting factors affecting hernia repair results are: mesh material and design; mesh fixation; tissue healing and regeneration and the surgical technique. These essential components are analysed in this article. This analysis is followed by an explanation of how a new procedure, L-PRF-Open Mesh Repair, can improve both short and long term results.