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How does a truss treat an abdominal hernia?

A hernia that occurs along the abdomen wall usually involves part of the intestine poking out through an opening in the wall. A truss is worn to treat small hernias by providing support against the hernia opening to prevent the intestine from pushing out. A hernia truss can only treat reducible hernias - hernias that slide in and out of the abdomen wall. A truss cannot treat and should not be used with large hernias and irreducible hernias. A truss is not an alternative treatment to hernia surgery.

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