The Difference Between a Direct & Indirect Hernia


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Where is an inguinal hernia located?

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1. All EXCEPT which one are associated with a direct hernia?

2. Which is most likely to be an indirect hernia vs. a direct hernia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the differences between direct and indirect hernias? Assess your knowledge of these differences by going through the quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can test your knowledge of:

  • Symptoms associated with a direct hernia
  • Where an inguinal hernia is located
  • A characteristic of an incarcerated hernia
  • Facts about inguinal hernias

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the type of hernia that's most likely to be classified as an indirect hernia
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on direct and indirect hernias
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how severe an incarcerated hernia is and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The Difference Between a Direct & Indirect Hernia is designed to help you complete the following goals:

  • Review the components of the chest cavity
  • Define hernia
  • Compare and contrast indirect and direct hernias