Why Differentiate Between the Types of Hernia?
It is important to determine which type of hernia you have because each type of hernia is repaired differently. For example, in patients with an indirect hernia or a congenital hernia, the muscles in the region are not damaged. There is a just natural opening in the muscles that failed to close. There is usually no need to do a full reconstruction of the inguinal floor. Often only a few sutures are required to close the hole. Direct hernias or acquired hernias are more difficult to repair because the muscles have been damaged, and thus it is harder to find good tissue to repair the defect. Femoral hernias develop deep to the inguinal ligament. Since most inguinal hernia repairs use the inguinal ligament to repair the inguinal floor, the standard inguinal hernia repairs will not fix a femoral hernia. So, femoral Hernias require special attention.
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