Antibiotic prophylaxis for inguinal hernioplasty is still practiced in many hospitals to prevent consequences of infected mesh, mesh removal and hernia recurrence. The common route of administration is intravenous. However this method can be associated with systemic side effects. Alternatively, locally applied antibiotics have been used and proven to significantly reduce the infection rate after inguinal hernioplasty.
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