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How does a truss lead to incarcerated or strangulated hernias?

An incarcerated hernia is a hernia that becomes trapped outside the abdomen wall, unable to slide back into the abdomen. A strangulated hernia is an incarcerated hernia that has become pinched or twisted in such a way that the blood flow to the area is cut off. A truss that is worn too tightly can cut off the blood supply to the hernia. A truss that is used with a large hernia may not be able to provide the correct support and lead to twisting or pinching of the hernia.

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