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If you are suffering from a hernia, open incisional hernia repair can help
Sometimes your wound does not heal properly, and a weakness happens in the muscle layer.
This results in the contents of your abdomen, along with the inner layer, pushing through your abdominal muscles.
This produces a lump under your skin called a hernia.
Your surgeon will make a cut through your old scar.
They will repair the weak tissue either with stitches only or using a synthetic mesh, which they will stitch to the muscles under your skin.
Then your surgeon will close your skin over the repair.
However, they may need to form a flap of skin over the repair so that your skin closes properly.
Surgery should prevent serious complications and allow you to return to normal activities.
You can sometimes control the hernia with supportive clothing or simply leave it alone.
It will not get better without surgery.
Like all surgical procedures, there are some complications that can be serious and can even cause death. Please bear in mind the general and specific complications regarding this type of operation.
General complications of any operation
Specific complications of this operation
You will need to increase how much you walk around over the first few days.
Your doctor will tell you when you can return to work. With regular exercise should help you to return to normal activities as soon as possible.
Before you start exercising, ask the healthcare team or your GP for advice.
Most people make a full recovery and can return to normal activities. However, the hernia can come back.
An incisional hernia is a weakness in your abdominal wall which happens when previous wounds do not heal properly.
If left untreated, an incisional hernia can cause serious complications.
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