One of the most common complications after hernia repair is postoperative and chronic pain.
TAP (transverse abdominis plain) block is a recommended multimodal method of reducing
postoperative pain in laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repair. The objective of this
study is to determine whether the use of a perioperative echo guided unilateral TAP block has
a superior effect on postoperative pain after laparoscopic inguinal repair compared to the
transmuscular Quadratus Lumborum Block with a long acting local anesthetic.