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]
© The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 2018.
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 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 Group:||Evaluation of health and support services|
|Objective Field:||Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)|
|UTAS Author:||Turner, RC (Professor Richard Turner)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||3|
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