The Hernia Letter is a professional Online publication created by an international group of hernia specialists directed towards hernia surgeons and primary care physicians to challenge the notion that mesh is the standard of care for all hernia repairs, to raise awareness of the serious complications of hernia mesh and to preserve the legacy of expertly preformed non-mesh hernia repair. The emphasis is on a professional, credible and unbiased examination of scientific evidence.
The Letter will point out the undue influence of the hernia mesh manufacturing industry on professional societies and research, blatant conflicts of interest and abuses of data interpretation. The first publication of The Hernia Letter was in July of 2018. Please help us spread the word. Share widely especially with your primary care physician and surgeon.
"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