2nd February 2018, Volume 131 Number 1469

Steven Kelly

Dr Bendavid’s letter1 implies that no hernias should be repaired with mesh. He hasn’t defined in his statements the difference between ventral and groin hernia. I agree that if a…

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Author Information

Steven Kelly, Department of Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch.

Correspondence

Steven Kelly, Department of Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, Riccarton Ave, Christchurch 4710.

Correspondence Email

steven.kelly@cdhb.health.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

References

  1. Bendavid R. Mesh abdominal wall hernia surgery is safe and effective—the harm New Zealand media has done: response to Dr Steven Kelly’s article. N Z Med J. 2017; 130(1467):97–98.
  2. Amato B, Moja L, Panicos, et al. Shouldice technique versus other open techniques for inguinal hernia repair. Cochrane Database of systematic reviews 2012; Apr 18(4):CD001543.
  3. Lange J, Kaufmann R, Wijsmuller A, et al. An international consensus algorithm for management of chronic postoperative inguinal pain. Hernia 2015; 19:33–43.
  4. Wylde V, Dennis J, Beswick A, et al. Systematic review of management of chronic pain after surgery. BJS; 104:1293–1306.

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