INCIDENCE OF CHRONIC PAIN AFTER INGUINAL HERNIOPLASTY: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF 95 PATIENTS

Jaimini Jagdishbhai Jayswal, Chirag Parikh

Abstract


Introduction: Chronic pain after inguinal hernia surgery is common and varies from 0% to 37%.

Aims and Objectives: To find incidence of chronic pain after inguinal hernioplasty: a prospective study of 95 patients.

Material and Methods: Study carried out at the department of Surgery of a tertiary health care center for 1 year duration. Total 95 patients of which 61 were operated for unilateral and 34 for bilateral hernia repair; were assed for the pain at the operated site by Visual Analogue scale.

Result: As time since operation increases no of the patients with Severity grade (7-10) of Pain were decreased. Chronic pain was observed more with open repair (4.25%) compared with laparoscopic repair (0%).

Conclusion: Number of the patients with Severity grade (7-10) of Pain were decreased with time. Significantly more number of patients with the open hernia repair were having chronic pain as compared to laparoscopic repair.

Keywords


Inguinal hernioplasty, Chronic pain, VAS (Visual Analogue Scale), Herniorrhaphy, Laparoscopic repair, Nerves.

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