Vol 89, No 2 (2018)
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Diastasis recti abdominis — a review of treatment methods

Agata Michalska1, Wojciech Rokita2, Daniel Wolder3, Justyna Pogorzelska1, Krzysztof Kaczmarczyk4
Pubmed: 29512814
Ginekol Pol 2018;89(2):97-101.


Diastasis recti abdominis is a condition in which both rectus abdominis muscles disintegrate to the sides, this being ac­companied by the extension of the linea alba tissue and bulging of the abdominal wall. DRA may result in the herniation of the abdominal viscera, but it is not a hernia per se. DRA is common in the female population during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. There is a scant knowledge on the prevalence, risk factors, prevention or management of the abovemen­tioned condition. The aim of this paper is to present the methods of DRA treatment based on the results of recent studies.

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