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What is an umbilical truss ?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Hernia Belt

Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall thru which the body creates a balloon-like sac; internal organs can get stuck in these, leading to serious problems.
A truss may be worn to try and cover the hole from the outside to temporize matters. This is relatively ineffective due to the difficulty of keeping it in place. If one is healthy and the hernia is large, surgery is a better option.

In brief: Hernia Belt

Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall thru which the body creates a balloon-like sac; internal organs can get stuck in these, leading to serious problems.
A truss may be worn to try and cover the hole from the outside to temporize matters. This is relatively ineffective due to the difficulty of keeping it in place. If one is healthy and the hernia is large, surgery is a better option.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
A truss is any device that helps to prevent intra-abdominal contents from protruding through a hernia defect. This can be anything, from a simple balled up sock positioned in your undergarments for a groin hernia to a commercial device that wraps around your belly for an umbilical hernia.
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