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Stuart Walker, Chris Orlikowski
BACKGROUND: Local anaesthetic use for post-operative pain control is widely used following open inguinal hernia repair but this is not without risk. The aim of this study was to compare ilio-inguinal nerve block and wound irrigation in patients undergoing open inguinal hernia repair under general anaesthetic in a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial. METHODS: Adult patients admitted for unilateral primary open mesh repair of an inguinal hernia were recruited...
February 2008: International Journal of Surgery
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