What is the purpose of binders or corsets in the treatment of abdominal hernias?

Updated: Dec 03, 2018
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Trusses place pressure on the skin and bowel, induce related injury, and mask signs of incarceration and strangulation. The temporary use of binders or corsets can be useful in patients with large-necked hernias, during the preoperative period, or in situations where there is a high risk of operation on a long-term basis.


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