Letters

Lichtenstein technique should be used

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7026.310 (Published 03 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:310
  1. David Pelta,
  2. Philip Lafferty
  1. Senior partner Surgeon in primary health care Queensway Surgery, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 2AB

    EDITOR,—Since the early 1960s a technique of inguinal hernia repair, the Lichtenstein repair, has been available that precludes the use and inherent risks of general anaesthesia. The true Lichtenstein technique is tailor made to suit most patients regardless of their anaesthetic risk, is cost effective, and gives immediate postoperative mobility and reduced postoperative morbidity and pain; patients return to work or normal function after on average 2 to 10 days. In addition, the Lichtenstein repair shows long term recurrence …

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