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Table 2 Incidence of chronic pain and recurrences 3 years after Lichtenstein operation.

From: Ten-year audit of Lichtenstein hernioplasty under local anaesthesia performed by surgical residents

  Specialist (%) Residents (%)
  n = 141 n = 140
Chronic groin pain 34 (24) 33 (24)
Testicular pain 19 (13) 11 (7.8)
Need pain-relieving medications? 5 (3.5) 6 (4.2)
Are you satisfied with the operation? 134 (95) 128 (91)
Number of recurrences 2 (1.4) 3 (2.1)
Feeling of foreign body 14 (9.9) 18 (12.8)