HOW DO YOU FIX A HERNIA?
Two types of procedures have been developed:
Reconstruction of the abdominal wall by suturing the muscles.
Wall reinforcement using a mesh of synthetic fiber.
The two techniques differ on the location of the mesh:
Anterior direct pathway (single incision in the groin).
Posterior laparoscopic pathway (mini-incisions close to the navel).
Several types of anesthesia are possible. The final choice of the chosen technique is validated at the end of the anesthesia consultation.
The laparoscopic pathway requires general anesthesia. The anterior route is possible under local or loco-regional anesthesia.
In all cases, the post-operative period of final consolidation is three to four weeks during which it is advisable to avoid significant physical exertion (carrying loads of more than 5 kgs).
Congenital hernia in children does not require prosthetic reinforcement.