Lichtenstein open tension-free hernioplasty
The description of the Lichtenstein open tension-free hernioplasty covers all aspects of the surgical procedure used for the management of inguinal hernia. Operating room set up, position of patient and equipment, instruments used are thoroughly described. The technical key steps of the surgical procedure are presented in a step by step way: local anesthesia, opening of inguinal canal, freeing of hernia sac, reduction of hernia sac, the mesh, placing/fixing the mesh, hands-on hints. Consequently, this operating technique is well standardized for the management of this condition.