Mesh repair is the best available method in open groin hernia repair. Use of a low-cost mesh will be critical for bringing mesh repair to
countries with limited resources.
In a study conducted in rural Uganda, use of mosquito mesh reduced
the cost of groin hernia repair surgery by more than $120 (nearly 120)
compared with a commercial mesh, without sacrificing effectiveness.
‘Use of mosquito mesh reduced the cost of groin hernia repair surgery by more than $120 (nearly 120) compared with a commercial mesh, without sacrificing effectiveness.’
"Now that we know that high quality hernia surgery can be provided
at low cost with high cost effectiveness in a low income setting, it is
time to move the agenda forward so that the many millions of people
suffering from groin hernia in such settings can benefit," said Dr.
Jenny Lofgren, lead author of the British Journal of Surgery
"Our contribution to reach that goal will be further research with a
strong focus on implementation, surgical safety, training, and task