Demonstrating the benefits of transversus
abdominis plane blocks on patient outcomes in laparoscopic colorectal surgery: Review of 200 consecutive cases.
The mean score for the IMT group decreased, which indicates improved performance because contraction of the transversus
abdominis lifts the abdomen up and away from the Stabilizer pad causing a decrease in pressure.
The study was terminated early after 42 patients had been randomised (epidural n=19; transversus
abdominis plane block n=22; one excluded).
abdominis is the deepest of the abdominal muscles; you can feel it if you put your fingers just inside your hip bones.
The analgesic efficacy of transversus
abdominus plane block after abdominal surgery: A prospective randomised controlled trial.
In my experience performing CST, I discovered an extra space that lies out lateral to the rectus sheath where I was able to access the plane between the transversus
abdominis muscle and the internal oblique muscle and create a space to lay a large mesh.
(36) Second, because evidence suggests that the transversus
abdominus and internal oblique are critical muscles in the maintenance of lumbar stability (37-41) and are contracted preferentially during abdominal hollowing, the patient was asked to perform abdominal hollowing (a drawing in of the abdomen without spinal or pelvis motion).
First, they maintained long contractions (10 sec x 10 reps with 5-10 sec rest between holds) and then short contractions (1-2 sec x 10 reps with 1-2 sec rest between holds) of the pelvic floor and transversus
abdominis musculature in order to utilize their coupling action to maximize the pelvic floor contraction.
In anterior abdominal wall interstitial hernias, the sac insinuates between either the external oblique and internal oblique muscles or the internal oblique and transversus
Pilates exercises activate transversus
abdominis (TrA) and obliquus internus abdominis (OI) muscles (Endleman and Critchley 2008), as well as muscles involved in dynamic stability of the spine (Hodges 2003; Henry et al 2006).
Contract your abdominal muscles or TVA (transversus
abdominis muscles) and lower yourself towards the wall, while breathing in.