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Doctor insights on: Torn Abdominal Muscle Surgery

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What can I do to regain my strength and abdomen muscles after major surgery?

What can I do to regain my strength and abdomen muscles after major surgery?

PT: You need to have your doctor prescribe a physical therapy evaluation to help you develop a program that will conform to your surgical healing as well.. Good luck. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How long do abdominal muscles cut during surgery take to heal?

How long do abdominal muscles cut during surgery take to heal?

Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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Is abdominal muscle repair surgery same thing as a tummy tuck? Can a general surgeon do a tummy tuck?

Is abdominal muscle repair surgery same thing as a tummy tuck? Can a general surgeon do a tummy tuck?

MR with TT by GS??: Interesting question! A Full Tummy Tuck (TT) usually has correction of the diastasis recti separation (MR). But it is NOT aways done. This is a question each patient needs to ask/discuss with their PLASTIC SURGEON before doing the operation. It is called In formed Consent. The next issue of a General Surgeon preforming a TT is not whether the GS is able but one of liability. If something went - ...Read more

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Can diastasis recti cause my severe pelvic floor/ abdominal muscle spasms? SERIOUSLY considering plastic surgery

Can diastasis recti cause my severe pelvic floor/ abdominal muscle spasms?  SERIOUSLY considering plastic surgery

NO: This is a congenital abnormality not related to puborectalis spasm. See neurologist for the latter. You'll be wasting time and money on plastic surgery ...Read more

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Abdominal post muscle pain on the Rt with a Diaphragmatic plication. Surgery was 28 months ago. Xray, MRI show nothing. Had a Cholecystectomy.

Abdominal post muscle pain on the Rt with a Diaphragmatic plication. Surgery was 28 months ago. Xray, MRI show nothing. Had a Cholecystectomy.

Pain management: At 28 months post op with normal scans pain is probably from scar tissue build up or from nerves cur during the procedure. See pain management specialist to help you manage the pain. ...Read more

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I'm in small town with a torn muscle. Between family medicine and general surgery. Which should I choose?

I'm in small town with a torn muscle. Between family medicine and general surgery. Which should I choose?

Family doc : It's probably best to see your family doctor. They can take a look and make some recommendations. In the mean time you can use Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. A muscle strain wouldn't be treated surgically. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my muscle after a broken malleolus and torn peraunous to go back to playing soccer 5 months after surgery?

How can I strengthen my muscle after a broken malleolus and torn peraunous to go back to playing soccer 5 months after surgery?

Theraband : Your doctor can refer u to a physical therapist who can instruct u on a home program to strengthen your ankle muscles w/ theraband( including your peroneal tendons ).The therapist can also help u with proprioceptive( balance) exercises and sport- specific drills. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How long does surgery take for a torn oblique muscle?

How long does surgery take for a torn oblique muscle?

Time.....: We see questions like this all the time. Do you mean, how long is the surgery (from initial incision to skin closure), or how long is the recovery period? ...Read more

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What are recommendations for pulled/torn muscles on waist/back area? What exercises to help heal them or is surgery necessary?

What are recommendations for pulled/torn muscles on waist/back area? What exercises to help heal them or is surgery necessary?

Depends: Unless you have a complete tear, physical therapy can usually help the muscle heal and restore full function. The physical therapist can also give you specific exercises to do at home. Surgery is usually not necessary but an orthopedic or physiatrist doctor should determine what is best for you. ...Read more

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How can I have surgery on torn muscles in my hip at the hospital if i don't have insurance?

How can I have surgery on torn muscles in my hip at the hospital if i don't have insurance?

Indigent care: Most areas have a hospital where care can be provided to the medically indigent at low or no cost. I see you live in philly. There are multiple medical school there, try the er at one of them. ...Read more

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What is the treatment aside from surgery for diagnosed torn mid-back muscles after an injury? (2 inch radius).

What is the treatment aside from surgery for diagnosed torn mid-back muscles after an injury? (2 inch radius).

All medical: there is rarely an indication for surgery for torn back muscle. it will heal eventually, so be patient, apply heat take ibuprofen, and follow your doctor instruction ...Read more

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Will i be able to use a bow this hunting season I am going to have shoulder surgery on my right shoulder to fix a torn muscle. They will have to place a screw in it to hold it.

Ruptured : Ruptured biceps

? Can try a bow after all rehab is complete and well healed. The start slowly, low poun pull and work up to your ability. If hunting season is less than 6 mo away i would guess no. ...Read more

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I am wondering if you can overstretch muscles or tendons inside your knee from doing a quad stretch? I just had surgery to remove torn cartilage

I am wondering if you can overstretch muscles or tendons inside your knee from doing a quad stretch? I just had surgery to remove torn cartilage

Possible: Yes, generally it is possible to overstretch. The likelihood you ripped the repair is probably low, and it would also depend on which piece of cartilage. Did you have cartilage removed or repaired? If the cartilage was removed, there's nothing to worry about but if was torn and your surgeon repaired it, I would make a quick phone call to their office to let them know what happened. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Hello, I am doing a project in my anatomy class on skeletal muscle's. I need to know what would be done in surgery on a grade 3 torn hip flexor muscle?

Hello, I am doing a project in my anatomy class on skeletal muscle's. I need to know what would be done in surgery on a grade 3 torn hip flexor muscle?

Rehab +/- repair: A torn hip flexor such as the rectus femoris can either be watched and rehabilitated versus repaired and rehabilitated. Repair may be indicated if the injury is more of a tendinous avulsion directly off bone as opposed to watching a mid muscle belly tear ...Read more

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Injured rotator cuff almost torn in half and my bicep tendon muscle ruptured surgery now trigger finger problems. Normal?

Injured rotator cuff almost torn in half and  my bicep tendon muscle ruptured surgery  now trigger finger problems. Normal?

Yes: That sounds pretty typical. The biceps tear and rotator cuff tear occurs together as part of the same degenerative process. The tears (along with the surgery) cause swelling that involves the entire hand. The swelling and inflammation makes trigger fingers worse by swelling the finger tendons that no longer fit through their tendon sheaths. ...Read more

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Would a torn abdominal muscle qualify for short term disability?

Would a torn abdominal muscle qualify for short term disability?

Not always : This can qualify for std if the impairment is causing a discernible disability which precludes you from engaging in your ordinary work related activities. ...Read more

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What would a torn muscle in the abdomen feel like? What about a torn ligament?

What would a torn muscle in the abdomen feel like?  What about a torn ligament?

Sore: Tears in the abdominal muscle layers can be seen in trauma, sports injury, and due to post surgical hernias from weight gain or strain. There will be a distinct area of soreness.
Your surgeon can evaluate your complaints with a manual exam and imaging.
Skeletal ligaments are attached to bone, and not a concern in the stomach wall. ...Read more

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What should I expect after abdominal laproscopic surgery?

Temporary discomfort: It also depends on what it is done to you. Laparoscopic surgery is a technique that can be used to just look inside your abdomen or perform complex operations to treat a number of conditions. In general some patients feel abdominal distension, shoulder pain and possible nausea. There may also be pain associated with abdominal incisions used to accommodate instruments and scopes. ...Read more

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Moveable lump in abdomen. See surgery?

Moveable lump in abdomen. See surgery?

Yes: Siunds like a lipoma or benign fatty tumor but yes see a surgeon! ...Read more

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What are side effects after abdominal surgery?

What are side effects after abdominal surgery?

Varies greatly: Depending on what surgery was done. There are pain side effects, nausea & constipation side effects from pain medication, sleeplessness from discomfort, tiredness & weakness temporarily, risks of infection depending on the operation, lack of apoetite is common, no heavy work or exercise for some weeks, etc. Very dependent on what operation was done. ...Read more