Well I won’t be going into the details of herniorraphy or hernioplasty here thought but will simply like to tell you the difference between the two and how to remember it.
Herniorraphy = repairing the defect by stitching the healthy ends of tissue / muscle together
Hernioplasty = repairing the defect using mesh patches
How to remember it ? well if the original tissue is Repaired (R) then it’s hernioRraphy and if a mesh Patch is applied then its hernioPlasty.