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Can a hernia truss treat a femoral hernia?

Risk of strangulated hernias are high with femoral hernias because of the rigidity and  narrowness of the femoral canal. Using a truss to treat a femoral hernia is often not recommended because of the high risk of strangulation. A femoral hernia is similar to an inguinal hernia in that it occurs in the groin area.   Femoral hernias are, however, more likely to occur in women than men. The femoral canal is located in the groin area, and runs from the abdomen to the upper thigh. Within the femoral canal are the femoral artery and other blood vessels. Surgery is the only effective way to treat a femoral hernia.

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