n South African Journal of Surgery - Hernia surgery, South Africa 2015 : editorial




Abdominal hernia repair is one of the most common operations in general surgery. Abdominal wall hernias include inguinal, incisional, ventral and femoral hernias. The repair rate ranges from 10 per 100 000 population in the UK to 28 per 100 000 in the US. More than one million hernia repairs are performed each year in the US. No published hernia repair rate is available for South Africa.


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