• In 436 patients who had an operation for inguinal hernia, the recurrence rate was 0.46%. The almost 100% cure rate is possible when any of the many types of procedures are performed by thoughtful surgeons who are willing to vary the operation to fit the anatomy of their patients. The important thing is for the surgeon to realize the importance of exercising infinite care and pains in every single step of the operation, no matter how inconsequential the hernia may seem to be.
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