Shouldice Repair

(Canadian Repair)

A primary repair of the hernia defect with 4 overlapping layers of tissue. Developed by a Canadian surgeon during WWII, E. E. Shouldice's hernia repair is widely used as a non-mesh technique. Two continuous back-and-forth sutures of permanent suture material are employed. The closure can be under tension, leading to swelling and patient discomfort.


New York University School of Medicine
Hernia Repair
Department of Surgery
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