What are the elements of the spontaneous reduction technique in the treatment of an abdominal hernia?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Answer

The spontaneous reduction technique requires adequate sedation and analgesia, Trendelenburg positioning, and padded cold packs applied to the hernia for 20-30 minutes. This can be attempted before manual reduction attempts.


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