Is it time to close the “defects” in hernia surgery?


Hernia repair is one of the commonest operations a general surgeon performs yet a literature search on the topic in South Africa finds less than ten original articles and only a handful of case reports. In this edition of the SAJS, there are four publications on local hernia surgery which contribute significantly to the flimsy body of evidence available.

Author Biography

C Kloppers, University of Cape Town

Division of General Surgery, University of Cape Town, South Africa

How to Cite
Kloppers, C. (2021). Is it time to close the “defects” in hernia surgery?. South African Journal of Surgery, 59(4), 134-136. Retrieved from