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A general practitioner primer on groin hernias


Turner, RC, A general practitioner primer on groin hernias, Australian Journal of General Practice, 47, (8) pp. 530-533. ISSN 2208-794X (2018) [Refereed Article]

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The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 2018.

DOI: doi:10.31128/AJGP-05-18-4574


Background Patients, particularly adult males, commonly present to general practice with groin hernias. Although rarely life-threatening, groin hernias can be associated with considerable morbidity and limitation of earning capacity. General practitioners should be equipped with a sound knowledge of the relevant anatomy, clinical findings and management principles in order to facilitate all aspects of the patient journey.

Objective Drawing on evidence from the literature and personal clinical experience, this article seeks to enhance understanding of groin hernias and provide information on what is considered current best practice.

Discussion A number of key points have been generated that will serve to inform the management of patients with groin hernias in the primary care setting.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:inguinal-hernia, society guidelines, endoscopic repair, risk
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Patient safety
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
UTAS Author:Turner, RC (Professor Richard Turner)
ID Code:152024
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2022-08-10
Last Modified:2022-09-20

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