What equipment is needed for an open inguinal hernia repair?

Updated: Jan 17, 2018
  • Author: Vinay Kumar Kapoor, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FAMS; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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No special equipment is required for inguinal hernia repair. Instruments and materials on hand may include the following:

  • Syringe
  • 25-Gauge needle
  • Surgical knife with blade
  • Mosquito forceps
  • Dissecting scissors
  • Polypropylene or polyester mesh
  • Langenbeck retractors
  • Adson thumb forceps
  • Needle holder
  • Sutures (absorbable or nonabsorbable)
  • Penrose drain or umbilical tape

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