Laparoscopic repair v Shouldice repair for primary unilateral inguinal hernias at median follow-up of 12 months†

OutcomesLaparoscopicShouldiceRRI (95% CI)NNH
†Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, RRI, NNT, NNH, and CI calculated from data in article.
Recurrence3%2%26% (−68 to 394)Not significant
Wound abscess1%0%InfinityNot significant
Symptomatic haematoma0%2%100% (−80 to 100)Not significant
Testis atrophy0%1%100% (−260 to 100)Not significant
Pain for >1 month7%9%21% (−72 to 64)Not significant