Edoardo Bassini (1844-1924) is widely considered the father of modern inguinal hernia surgery. In 1884 he introduced his technique for repairing inguinal hernias which is still in use today and which has spawned other techniques notably the McVay repair and the Shouldice repair. Nearly all of the successful none mesh repairs of the inguinal hernia do a sutured repair of the transversalis fascia which was pioneered by Bassini.
We do not endorse a particular named repair technique. We believe that a hernia surgeon should be familiar with all of the named repairs as he would all of his many surgical tools. We prefer non-mesh hernia repairs for the sake of avoiding mesh related chronic pain.
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"Milan—Chronic groin pain after hernia surgery is now considered the most important issue facing inguinal hernia surgeons and their patients. Yet, there is still much uncertainty surrounding what causes the pain and how to prevent it." - Victoria Stern, General Surgery News