What is a recurrent hernia?

A recurrent hernia is a hernia that comes back sometime after surgery. This occurs in about 1 in 100 patients who undergo the advanced open preperitoneal repair. 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.

The risk of recurrent hernia is higher in a traditional mesh repair or non-mesh repair.