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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin
I've been diagnosed with SH/AP. currently going through rehab. I've seen Dr. Litwin in Mass and he recommended lap/mesh and not open. I was surprised as I don't want any more mesh put in me (both regular hernias repaired with mesh), but he said that because of current mesh and that I had an appendectomy years ago and that I am 47 years old, my tissue may not be able to handle an open repair.

Is that just not wanting to risk it or playing it safe? how old is too old for an open repair procedure?


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