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My Husband Tore His Rectus Abdominis Muscle 8 Weeks Ago. Is Surgery the Solution?

He has been in pain since he tore the muscle. He just started physical therapy two weeks ago but hasn't seemed to help but feels worse after... READ MORE

How long does it take for abdominis rectus muscle tear to heal?

I hurt myself in the gym Nov 2014. Severe pain in lower abdomen. In December hurt myself again. I have been suffering pains and discomforts since... READ MORE

I Had Tummy Tuck, is It Possible to Tear Internal Permanent Sutures Holding the Rectus Abdominal Muscles Together?

I Had Tummy Tuck, is It Possible to Tear Internal Permanent Sutures Holding the Rectus Abdominal Muscles Together? READ MORE

My Rectus Diastasis is Wide and Dr. is Concerned the Stitches Won't Hold, Should I be Concerned? (photo)

Plastic surgeon concerned about the stitches holding it together. What are the chances of internal stitches not holding? Is there a way to triple... READ MORE

Do you find suturing of the abdominus rectus muscles during a cesarean section decreases the need for reconstructive surgery?

There is debate amongst obstetricians whether the separated abdominus rectus muscles should be reapproximated and sutured during closure of a cesarean... READ MORE

When feeling your rectus muscle, how much space between the muscles would be considered normal?

I am scheduled for a tummy tuck which may or may not include rectus muscle tightening. I have not had children, but have had a significant weight loss... READ MORE

Is the Repair of a Permanent Separation of the Rectus Abdominal Muscle a Medical Necessity?

My stomach is shot no control of abs, can barely suck stomach in. I cannot plank. I cannot do situps. I get a horrible cramp in my one ab muscle when... READ MORE

How is abdominal bulge repaired when only one existing rectus abdominal pedicle exists due to prior TRAM flap surgery?

I am feeling very confused and in an effort to educate myself, I am asking this question in a variety of ways. I am skeptical as to the ability of... READ MORE

Rectus Abdominis Endometreosis and Tummy Tuck Surgery

I have endometreosis on rectus abdominas muscle that must be surgically removed. Doctor advised this would be good opportunity for tummy tuck. What... READ MORE

My Doctor Has Offered to Suture my Rectus Abdominis to Fix my Diastasis Recti During my 2nd C-section. What Would You Advise?

I have done the Tupler exercises after my first pregnancy and I workout daily. I'm thin and my skin looks pretty nice other than the gaping hole... READ MORE

Can I Get Rid of Hard Tissue Along Rectus Abdominus After 10 Year Old Tummy Tuck?

It is hard and constrictive along my rectus abdominus region. I had a tummy tuck 10 yrs ago. It is difficult for me to stretch backwards and even take... READ MORE

I'm Having an Extended TT, Do I Need Muscle Repair with One Cm Seperation?

I am having an extended tummy tuck in about 8 weeks, i have a 1/2" separation of rectus muscle (at 3 1/2 years post pregnancy) do i need a muscle... READ MORE

Is a rectus plication always necessary with a tummy tuck?

Apart from a consult, and being in surgery, how would a patient know if they need to have a rectus plication during a TT and not just a removal of the... READ MORE

How often does the rectus plication rupture?

I had an abdominoplasty 3 years ago. My abdomen never looked flat. The surgeon agreed to redo it and said he had to look in his notes to see if he had... READ MORE

Is rectus fascia plication or internal oblique fascia better for abdominal bulge 13 years after tram flap? Is mesh required?

Sorry, I don't have a photo, but I can tell you that the bulge is tight. My abdomen has no loose fat whatsoever; it's sort of like a small soccer ball... READ MORE

Is it normal for the upper part of the rectus muscles to be left unrepaired?

I had a very wide rectus diastasis of 5 finger widths as diagnosed by my PT and had the repair. At 11 weeks out I noticed that I still have muscle... READ MORE

1 week post op tummy tuck & rectus abdominals plicated. Dr wants me to walk bent over. Back pain bad! Feel better erect.

1 week post op. Tummy tuck with rectus abdominals tightened. Dr.insists I walk bent over. My back is killing me! I have straightened up occasionally... READ MORE

Had tummy tuck and PS discovered right side, rectus abdominus muscle is paralyzed. Has anyone ever dealt with this?

I had a tummy tuck and the PS discovered on the right side rectus abdominus muscle is paralyzed. This muscle is the anterior muscle of the abdomen and... READ MORE

Do I need a tummy tuck or is a lipo on the stomach enough? (Photos)

Dear Doctors, I did the self examination from aYouTube video of my stomach to find out if I have a separated rectus abdominis muscle. I have... READ MORE

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