31 July 2020
2nd National Congress, ECM RES event: Diastasis recti
Rome (Italy), September 4th, 2020
Grand Hotel Palatino
Via Cavour, 213/m – Rome (Italy)
Full Professor of Plastic Surgery,
Università Campus Bio-medico – Rome
Director of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Units,
Policlinico Università Campus Bio-medico – Rome
We at Revée are proud to support Diastasi Donna ODV and SICPRE (Società Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica, Ricostruttiva ed Estetica [Italian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery]) in this second national congress, focusing on the following topics:
Diastasis recti: correct diagnostic classification and reimbursement criteria.
Diastasis recti surgical treatment, comparison of techniques, tips and tricks
Prevention and management of postoperative complications
On behalf of Prof. Paolo Persichetti and the Italian association Diastasi Donna® ODV, below you can find the programme of the 2nd National Congress “Diastasis recti”.
After the success of the 2019 edition —held with the participation of about 150 Italian general and plastic surgeons—, the 2020 appointment will be in Rome on February 4th, 2020.
Any professional who is interested in this second national congress can register for free. The aim is to present the state-of-the-art parameters for the correct diagnostic classification of the pathology, surgical techniques, the compatibility of combined surgery to repair and correct the body profile and, finally, the prevention and management of postoperative complications.
In light of the importance of the issues discussed and the renowned speakers involved, the congress has been sponsored by SICPRE and AICPEO (Associazione Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica Estetica dell’Obesità [Italian association of aesthetic plastic surgery of obesity]) as the reference scientific societies for this pathology.
What is diastasis recti?
Diastasis recti is the progressive, and sometimes irreversible, separation of the two rectus abdominis. This phenomenon is caused by the relaxation of the aponeurotic bands of the so-called “linea alba”, a thin band of connective tissue, without blood vessels or nerves. The linea alba extends longitudinally along the midline from the lower part of the sternum to the bony structures of the pelvis. The reasons for this pathology are to be found in the excessive increase in endo-abdominal volume, which occurs mainly in the case of pregnancies and severe obesity.
No predisposing genetic factors are known for this disease. Causes are rather of anatomical, environmental or lifestyle-related nature, such as being overweight or lack of physical activity and therefore of muscle tone, especially at the level of the abdominal wall. The main risk factors for diastasis recti include an age over 35, a heavy fetus, a multiple pregnancy, and previous cases of diastasis recti in other pregnancies.
Contrary to what one might think at first, diastasis recti is not only an aesthetic problem, but it often negatively affects the patient’s quality of life in terms of physical and even psychological health. As a matter of fact, it is possible that pathological complications arise, such as a sense of heaviness in the pelvic floor, incontinence, and the formation of umbilical or hiatal hernias.
Furthermore, the incorrect work of the abdominal muscles also leads to discomfort in the back. This is because diastasis recti leads to a position of hyperlordosis and to the consequent back pain.
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