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A pre-shaped mesh plug that looks like a small badminton shuttle-cock is inserted into the hernia defect in open surgery.  In addition, a piece of flat mesh is placed on top of the hernia defect.

Key Benefits

  • Technically simple to perform
  • Less pain than tissue repair
  • Does not require general anesthesia


  • Risk of chronic pain
  • Mesh can be felt through the skin sometimes
  • Not appropriate for contaminated case


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