Hernia 2021 Apr 4. Epub 2021 Apr 4.
Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA.
Purpose: The incidence of older adults undergoing inguinal and ventral hernia repairs is increasing. Older adults are disproportionately affected by age-related risk factors, which are often under-recognized and may adversely affect surgical outcomes. These age-related risk factors often termed "geriatric syndromes," include multimorbidity, frailty, cognitive impairment, depression, obesity, functional impairment, polypharmacy, and poor subjective health. Read More