Hernia recurrence

A recurrent hernia is a hernia that comes back sometime after surgery. This occurs in about 1 in 100 patients. A recurrence occurs as a result of poor wound healing, continued stretching or stress on the abdominal wall, or a technical error on the part of the surgeon. Given the 99% success rate of most hernia repairs, hernia surgery has better outcomes than and some of the lowest risk among most other elective operations.
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