How are hernias categorized for manual reduction?

Updated: Apr 16, 2020
  • Author: Ajita R Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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For the purposes of manual reduction, hernias are best classified into the following three groups [11] :

  • Easily reducible hernia
  • Incarcerated hernia
  • Strangulated hernia

This classification also helps direct treatment.

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