An adductor strain is a common problem amongst athletes and sportsmen and women. The adductor muscle can be injured when there is a forced push off or if the leg is taken forcefully out to the side. Very high forces can be put through the adductor muscles and tendons when an athlete suddenly changes direction or in jumping and overstretching. 40% of patients diagnosed with Gilmore’s Groin also have torn adductors. Sometimes what may happen is that the adductor tendon becomes repeatedly injured and becomes thickened and rigid. This can also happen if it tears and heals badly. In these cases, the muscle underneath the tendon is prevented from moving […]
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair is a technique to fix tears in the abdominal wall (muscle) using small incisions, telescopes and a patch (mesh). Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair may offer a quicker return to work and normal activities with a decreased pain for some patients. Surgery In this approach, a laparoscope (a small telescope) connected to a special camera is inserted through a cannula, a small hollow tube, allowing the surgeon to view the hernia and surrounding tissue on a video screen. Other cannulas are inserted which allow your surgeon to work inside. Three small (0.5mm) incisions are usually necessary. The hernia is repaired from behind the abdominal wall. A small piece […]
An incisional hernia happens through an old scar on the tummy from a previous operation. Surgery Incisional hernias are often more complicated to fix and can be done from the front (open) or from the inside (laparoscopic). Repairing these will often involve a “mesh” to make the area stronger and to try and reduce the risk of it coming back again.
Epigastric Hernia occurs higher up, above the umbilicus, where there may be a weakness between the muscles on either side as they meet in the middle (called the linea alba, or white line), through which the abdominal contents can protrude. This is usually fatty tissue (the omentum) but it can be bowel. Surgery The aim of the epigastric hernia repair is to close this hole and prevent the hernia. During your epigastric hernia repair surgery the hernia is identified and pushed back (reduced) into the tummy. The hole is usually quite small and can be repaired with a small number of strong, permanent stitches. In first time epigastric hernias a […]
The belly button (umbilicus) is a weak area in the abdominal muscles, where there is a bit of fibrous tissue rather than actual muscle. Abdominal contents can protruude through the muscle surrounding the umbilicus causing it to pop outwards. This is usually fatty tissue (the omentum) but it can be bowel. Umbilical Hernia are most common among women before and after their pregnancy. Surgery The aim of the operation is to close the hole to prevent the hernia. During the operation the hernia is identified and pushed back (reduced) into the tummy. The hole is usually quite small and can be repaired with a small number of strong, permanent stitches. […]