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Inguinal or femoral hernia. What is harder to fix?

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In brief: Femoral?

The femoral hernia can be a little tricky to repair especially if they present with a tight acute incarceration as they are more likely to do than inguinal henias.
Therefore most surgeons do not watch femoral hernias.

In brief: Femoral?

The femoral hernia can be a little tricky to repair especially if they present with a tight acute incarceration as they are more likely to do than inguinal henias.
Therefore most surgeons do not watch femoral hernias.
Dr. Wendell Goins
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Dr. George T Tsai
So true. It's almost always a late night ED consult for an frail elderly lady
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Neither

Hernia surgery is considered "bread and butter" surgery for general surgeons.
Most have performed hundreds during training and thousands after years in practice. Techniques may vary but all share in common the same variables: the operation is usually very easy to perform with excellent outcomes. All else being equal, the easiest ones to perform are small hernias in nonobese patients.

In brief: Neither

Hernia surgery is considered "bread and butter" surgery for general surgeons.
Most have performed hundreds during training and thousands after years in practice. Techniques may vary but all share in common the same variables: the operation is usually very easy to perform with excellent outcomes. All else being equal, the easiest ones to perform are small hernias in nonobese patients.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Surgery - Trauma

In brief: Depends

Most general surgeons are comfortable with fixing either hernia type.
However, femoral hernias are typically harder to diagnose, and generally present with incarceration (bowel entrapment), occasionally making them a bit more challenging.

In brief: Depends

Most general surgeons are comfortable with fixing either hernia type.
However, femoral hernias are typically harder to diagnose, and generally present with incarceration (bowel entrapment), occasionally making them a bit more challenging.
Dr. Joseph Sucher
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