How to tell if muscle repair is damaged? (Photos)
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Based upon the photographs, it certainly looks like the muscle repair is completely intact. I might add I think you had a very good outcome as a result of the surgery. I think if there was truly a muscle tear, you would see a bulge in the abdominal tissue. I do think muscle spasm can cause pain or perhaps some scar tissue was torn while exercising which caused a localized inflammatory response. Good old-fashioned rest and anti-inflammatory drugs will probably be a benefit
Did I damage my abdominal muscle repair with recent exercising?
Frank Rieger M.D. Tampa Plastic Surgeon
How to tell if muscle repair is damaged?
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Post op pain
After eight months, it's unlikely you did any significant damage to your abdominal wall repair. However, it is certainly possible to have unusual aches and pains due to the scar tissue created by surgery. Usually these improve with rest and time.
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