About this Special Issue
What treatment should we offer patients considered unsuitable for ventral, incisional and parastomal hernia surgery?
The scientific evidence of non-surgical treatment of hernias is sparse. The provision of alternative treatment options is a topic of interest not only for patients but also for surgeons and other health care professionals.
Led by Marianne Krogsgaard and Frederik Helgstrand, this Special Issue will update the non-surgical management of hernias by inviting all interested authors to share their experiences and results in the field of abdominal wall hernias including parastomal hernias or bulges.
This Special Issue will highlight the diversity in non-surgical approaches for primary and recurrent hernias and is looking for reviews (scoping, systematic, narrative), original research (quantitative and qualitative), and commentaries. We welcome submissions covering any of the following topics (but not limited to):
• nursing interventions
• physical training
• weight loss
• dietary issues
• binders and garments
• pain management
• body image issues
• interventions during watchful waiting
• medical interventions
Article Submission Deadline: November 30th 2023
Any questions? Please email the Editorial Office.
As a Gold open-access journal, all submissions are subject to publishing fees. If you require support for Article Processing Charges a limited number of waivers are available, to apply please complete our Fee Support Application form. JAWS’ authors can also benefit from financial support from their institution through Frontiers' Institutional Agreements. For full details please see the journals Publishing Fees page. Please contact the Editorial Office
if you have any questions.
Keywords: Hernia, Parastomal hernia, Ventral hernia, Incisional hernia Non-surgical management, Non-surgical optimization, Binders, Garments