Study of post-operative pain incidence in patients with inguinal hernioplastyJournal: International Archives of Integrated Medicine (IAIM) (Vol.3, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2016-10-15
Authors : B. Madhu Mohan Reddy; Banothu Srinivas;
Page : 268-271
Keywords : Pain; Hernia; Incidence; Age.;
Background: Continued chronic pain after inguinal hernioplasty is the most important current issues. Factor responsible for pain development mechanisms are still unclear. Influence of age as well as other factors is still controvertible. Objectives: To study the incidence of occurrence of postoperative pain in relation to age and duration of hernia. Materials and methods: A cross sectional prospective study includes 220 patients between 18-80 years. Participants willing for scheduled follow up of 7th, 30th, 90th and 180th day were considered for this study. All patients were explained for surgery and probable complications. Results: Study of chronic pain had shown that 12 (10.9%) had mild pain, 2 (1.4%) had mild pain but occasional taking drugs and 2 (1.4%) had moderate pain but not taking any drug on 90th day. On 180th day, 7 (6.4%) had chronic pam of which 6 (5.5%) had mild pain while 2 (0.9%) patients had moderate pain but none of the patients were taking any analgesics. Conclusion: There was significant association between age of the patients and pain. Chronic pain and the severity of pain decrease with advancing age.
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