In some cases preventing a hernia is out of our control, like a family history of hernias, having had a previous abdominal surgery, or simply muscle weakness from birth, but there are ways to lower your risk for triggering the development of one.
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A hernia occurs when an internal organ or other part of the body extends through the wall of muscle or tissue that normally holds it. It is most common in the abdominal cavity between the hips and chest. Hernias are not usually life threatening, but can require surgery to prevent dangerous complications.
Sports hernias are fairly common, especially among professional athletes. In the past few weeks of the NFL season there have already been 3 skilled players injured and taken off the field by a hernia, which may be enough to cost your favorite team their shot at the Super Bowl.
Happy to have 2 presentations at the Americas Hernia Society International Hernia Congress 2018 conference in Miami, FL. Our work will be presented to hernia surgeons from around the world. We are excited to discuss our work on robotic GPRVS inguinal hernia repair as well as robotic hybrid TAR for ventral hernia repair.
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