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Your Guide to Understanding Sports Hernias and the
 Medical Treatment of
 Sports Hernias
by William Brown, MD
Advanced Medical Treatment for Sports Related Hernias

Hernia Surgery Post Operative Compression

Compression Shorts for Post Surgery CompressionCompression or pressure on the operative site after surgery is very helpful by providing support, decreasing swelling, and helping with hemostasis.

  1. After surgery, the muscles requires time to fully heal. During this time external pressure will help support and protect the repair. The pressure will also make it easier to move around.
  2. After any operation there is swelling of the tissues. This swelling can be at the incision but may also involve the scrotum and penis or the vulva. External pressure will force the lymphatic fluid back into the vascular system where it is reabsorbed.
  3. Bleeding after surgery is a potential complication. The blood can collect under the skin to form a pocket of blood or it can spread into the tissues (bruise). Pressure at the operative site decreases the chance for any hemorrhage.

If you have compression shorts, bring those with you. Pick compression shorts that not only apply pressure to the inguinal area but also apply pressure to the scrotum and vulva. If you do not have compression shorts then an abdominal binder will be given to you at the surgery center. Unfortunately, abdominal binders do not provide much compression to the scrotum or vulva and thus are not as helpful as compression shorts. Try to keep the compression on for about three days.

William Brown, MD
Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been repairing inguinal hernias for over 30 years, taking care of Athletes with Sports Hernia injuries since 1999.  Dr. Brown has been taking care of patients with complications from mesh for so long that his hair is gray. Luckily he still has some hair.

His patients include players from the San Jose Sharks and the San Jose Earthquakes as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, and the local college teams. As well as Athletes from 15 foreign countries.

Location:
Fremont Office
William H. Brown, M.D.
39470 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 793-2404
Fax: (510) 793-1320

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