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To the Editor We would like to thank Forrester and colleagues1 for highlighting the important topic of groin hernia surgery. With more than 200 million people living with inguinal hernia worldwide, it is a tremendous public health issue for which there is a solution—surgery.2 Performed well, elective hernia repair often provides a lifelong cure. Using a mesh to reinforce the abdominal wall is generally recommended because it reduces the risk of recurrence compared with using tissue techniques.3
Beard J, Ohene-Yeboah M, Löfgren J. Hernia Mesh Repair and Global Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(12):1191. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.3496
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