Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. Thus, eventfree outcome is important to avoid extensive sick leave and to diminish chronic pain after surgery. Denmark and Sweden probably have some of the strongest registry-based research traditions in the world with hundreds of different clinical databases that can be linked to other national registries where data can be traced back to individuals. We launch a theme series on hernia surgery focusing on some of the current research activity in Denmark and Sweden. This series do not cover all the different areas of ongoing research but will focus on some of the activity including the influence of the two hernia registries.
Mesh fracture as a cause for recurrence in laparoscopic Sugarbaker parastomal hernia repair: a case series
Totally extraperitoneal repair using lightweight mesh and fixation with fibrin adhesive has a low reoperation rate—a register based cohort study
Optimizing outcomes after hernia repair: scientific highlights from the Danish Hernia Database 2010–2020
Laparoscopic hernia surgery in Sweden 2010 to 2020—scientifically highlights from the national Swedish Hernia Register
Laparoscopic treatment of chronic pain following inguinal hernia repair: a narrative review of the literature
The series “Hernia Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Laparoscopic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Jacob Rosenberg is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.