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What is a abdominal fracture?

The internal organs are held back with the outside world by muscles and tissue. It is possible that the muscles and tissue become thinner and weaker. There may then be a tear in the abdominal wall. If there is a tear in the abdominal wall, the organs, often the intestines, want to go out. This will be harmless at first. The abdominal wall tear is small and only a small bump / bulge occurs. If the crack becomes larger, proportionately more content will come out and the bump will become larger.

Causes of a abdominal fracture

There can be several causes that make the abdominal wall thinner and tear. For example, it can have an innate cause.

It is also possible that the abdominal wall becomes thinner as health decreases, for example by smoking (and therefore coughing a lot). This increases the pressure in the abdominal wall. The pressure in the abdominal mitt can also increase with prolonged exertion, for example by exercising, lifting or pressing the toilet. This puts extra pressure on the abdominal wall, so that the abdominal wall can tear or the tear can become larger.

Symptoms

A distinction can be made between a groin fracture and a abdominal wall fracture.

  • Abdominal wall fracture :

The abdominal wall fracture occurs in the region of the abdomen. Often the abdominal wall is weakened or damaged by surgery. This increases the chance that the abdominal wall will slowly tear open.

  • Groin hernia :

A groin fracture, unlike a abdominal wall fracture, always occurs near the groin (hence the name; groin fracture). An abdominal wall can also be weakened and ruptured by the groin. However, a hernia can be congenital or caused by too much tension on the abdominal mitt.

Treat abdominal fracture

What can you do about a hernia or abdominal wall fracture? Can it be treated and how can you treat it? Can I be treated with a corset or an elastic bandage?

For more information about the origin, causes and symptoms and "how to treat?" of a abdominal glove fracture or a groin fracture… .. then click through!

  1. Abdominal wall fracture
  2. groin rupture
Abdominal / groin injury