Document Type : Research Article
Background:Inguinal hernias are common, and although the results of surgical repair
are often satisfactory, postoperative recovery may be slow, and the hernia may recur.
The present study compared Rutkow–Robbins and Gilbert Double Layer Graft
Methods of hernia repair.
Materials & Methods: 60 patients of inguinal hernia of both genders were divided into 2
groups of 30 each. Group I were treated with Rutkow–Robbins method and group II
with Gilbert double layer graft methods. Parameters such as VAS and complications
Results: There were 18 males and 12 females in group I and 11 males and19 females in
group II. Anesthesia used was local in 16 in group I and 10 in group II, general 6 in both
groups and spinal 8 in group I and 14 in group II. The mean hospitalization (days) was
2.24 in group I and 2.31 in group II and operation time (mins) was 26.2 in group I and
24.6 minutes in group II. The mean VAS was 1.91 and 2.14 at day 1, 0.84 and 1.21 at
day 7 and 0.09 and 0.27 at day 30 in group I and II respectively.
Conclusion: Both methods of inguinal hernia repair was comparable