Groin Pain After Inguinal Hernia Repair
Hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures undergone in the United States. It is usually successful, but some patients experience persistent pain after surgery.
The Peripheral Nerve Surgery Program specializes in evaluating, diagnosing and treating patients with peripheral nerve disorders, including peripheral neuropathy, compression neuropathies such as carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral nerve injuries, painful nerves (neuromas) and nerve tumors.
What is the condition?
Hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures undergone in the United States. It is usually successful, but some patients experience persistent pain after surgery. This pain may be due to nerve injury or the irritation or compression of nerves running into the groin area (the ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric and genitofemoral nerves). This pain can be debilitating and can have a significant impact on one’s sexual function and ability to work and sleep normally.
How is groin pain after ingiunal hernia repair treated?
Many patients with post-hernia repair groin pain are candidates for surgery, which involves a diagnostic local anesthetic injection followed by surgical removal of the painful nerve ending (neurectomy).
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