Recent studies indicate that about one million hernia repair operations are performed annually in this country. Roughly 800,000 of those surgeries are due to inguinal hernias – the type involving the inner groin area. With some hernias next to the abdominal wall, the bulging signs of the hernia are visible to others when the afflicted person physically strains to handle a demanding activity.
In general, a hernia develops
when fatty tissue (or a part of an organ like an intestine) pushes its way through a weakened area in connective tissue or a surrounding muscle. Once this type of condition worsens, surgery is often required. Unfortunately, many of these operations are not successful due to defects in the mesh implants.