Compare treatment options

  Nonoperative treatment Surgery
Leg function There is no difference in leg function.
Risk of re-rupture 4 of 100 2 of 100
Complications 2 out of 100 5 out of 100

You avoid the risks, discomforts, and inconveniences of surgery.

Slightly lower risk of rerupture.
Risks and limitations A bit longer in a brace and with limitations. Risk of infection and wound problems.