Hernia Product Guide
Here are the suggested Hernia Supports based on your Type of Hernia. Click on the View Suggested Hernia Products under your Hernia Type.
A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes up and out of the abdominal cavity and into the chest cavity via an opening in the diaphragm.
An umbilical hernia is a bulge around the belly button.
An incisional hernia is located on or around a surgical scar and is characterized by swelling or a bulge at or near the prior surgical site. The incisional hernia occurs through a hole or weakness in the healed muscles and scar at the site of a previous abdominal surgery.
An inguinal or groin hernia occurs when a small portion of the bowel bulges out through the inguinal canal – a passage or opening through the muscles of the abdominal (belly) wall – into the groin. Inguinal hernias are most common in men. There are two subcategories of inguinal hernias;
- Direct – when abdominal contents emerge directly through a weak point in the muscles of the groin. This type of hernia is often associated with heavy lifting.
- Indirect – when stomach contents take an indirect route into the groin through an opening to the side rather than straight through he muscles.
A femoral hernia is most common in women and produces a bulge just below the groin. In a femoral hernia, abdominal contents track alongside the nerves and vessels that supply each leg as they pass through a hole or weakening in the pelvic floor on either side.