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Can you fix a hernia with a mosquito net?

Wednesday 10th August 2011

United Kingdom

Mosquito net mesh for repair of inguinal hernias in practice
Mosquito net mesh for repair of inguinal hernias in practice

Comment by Dr Diana L Farmer concerning Operation Hernia publication on the cost-effectivenes of mosquito net mesh for repair of inguinal hernias in low-income countries published in Archives of Surgery:
"In this article, the authors not only assess the costs and outcomes of hernia repair in terms of DALYs averted but also describe a fabulously clever, inexpensive, amd context-appropriate way to treat this specific surgical disease: using locally available mosquito netting and local/regional anesthesia".