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Table 4 Pain after 10 years measured by visual analoque scale (vas 0 -vas 10) at rest and during physical exercise.

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

  Number of patients
  Specialist (%) Resident (%)
  n = 137 n = 110
At rest:   
Vas 0 124 (91) 99 (90)
Vas 1 3 (1.5) 1 (0.9)
Vas 2 3 (2.2) 1 (0.9)
Vas 3 2 (1.5) 4 (3.6)
Vas 4 3 (2.2) 4 (3.6)
Vas 5 0 1 (0.9)
Vas 6 2 (1.5) 0
During physical exercise:   
Vas 0 100 (73) 75 (68)
Vas 1 6 (4.3) 5 (4.5)
Vas 2 8 (5.8) 11 (10)
Vas 3 5 (3.6) 9 (8.1)
Vas 4 8 (5.8) 3 (2.7)
Vas 5 5 (3.6) 4 (3.6)
Vas 6 3 (2.2) 1 (0.9)
Vas 7 0 1 (0.9)
Vas 8 1 (0.7) 1 (0.9)
Vas 10 1 (0.7) 0