The formal definition of a hernia is a protrusion of an internal organ through a wall of the cavity (as of the abdomen) in which it is normally enclosed. That being said, actually UNDERSTANDING what a hernia is can be one of the most important aspects of having a hernia. By learning what a hernia […]
An incisional hernia is the term used to describe a hernia that forms at the location of a prior surgery. This means that when the muscle was opened for a prior surgery, and then sewn back together, the muscle didn’t heal 100%. A small tear in the muscle formed where the prior surgery took place. […]
California Hernia Specialists and myself were honored to be highlighted by the Orange County Medical Association in July. The OCMA published exerts from our website discussing the common symptoms, comparing open and laparoscopic hernia surgery, and about recovery.
Probably the most important aspect to understand about sports hernias is that it is not truly a ‘hernia’. A hernia by definition is a hole in the muscle through which fat and/or intestines push through. However, in a sports hernia, there is a tear in the muscle, but no fat or intestine pushing through. The […]