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  • drtowfigh

    November 18, 2015 at 4:54 am

    inguinal hernia advice!

    I wished we had strong scientific evidence for everything you ask, but we can extrapolate from what we know so far:

    – sucking in abdomen does not increase abdominal pressure. Pooching it out does.
    – pretty much all machine exercises do not increase abdominal pressure when you engage your abs and therefore your core while doing them.
    – recurrence and chronic pain is very surgeon-dependent. All things being equal, laparoscopy has a lower chronic pain rate than open and a lower recurrence rate if performed in the hands of experts in laparoscopic hernia repair. There is no gold standard b