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Gary Stone - Laparoscopic Surgery - Wellington

Private Service, General Surgery

Sportsman's Hernia

Over recent years it has become apparent that hernia operations can successfully treat muscular tears in the inguinal canal, called conjoined tendon tears. The operation is performed laparoscopically (keyhole surgery) and is successful in the vast majority of patients. The typical patient is someone with a several-month history of pain in the groin, not responding to physio and other treatment. The pain prevents running and other physical activity especially sport.

I have acquired considerable experience treating this condition over the last 15 years. Please see below for a presentation made to the College of Surgeons meeting in 2005.

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  • Sportsman's Hernia (PDF, 1.8 MB)
    A copy of a presentation made to the College of Surgeons meeting.

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