Tension repair methods, conventional methods
Bassini and Shouldice repair. An incision is made over the site of the hernia, the protruding tissue is returned to the abdominal cavity and the sac that has formed is removed. The surgeon repairs the hole or weakness in the abdominal wall by sewing strong surround muscle over the defect. Because recurrence rate is higher, tension repair methods has been declining in recent years in favour of tension-free prosthetic repairs.