Many athletes with a diagnosis of “sports hernia” or “athletic pubalgia” have a spectrum of related pathologic conditions resulting from. Athletes such as long-distance runners, soccer players, football players, lacrosse players, and wrestlers may hear the term “sports hernia” used to describe any. Athletic pubalgia, also called sports hernia, hockey hernia, hockey groin, Gilmore’s Groin, or groin disruption is a medical condition of the pubic joint affecting.

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This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat References Caudill P, et al. For higher level athletes, corticosteroid injections might be considered in an attempt to allow these athletes to complete a season.

With combined FAI and athletic pubalgia surgery, they all returned to professional competition. Deep anterior and lateral pain with prolonged sitting, flexion, abduction, and torsional activities can be secondary to intra-articular hip pathology.

Athletid in a prone position with the hip on the affected side flexed and externally rotated can be a cure in some individuals. The majority of AMSSM members are primary care physicians with fellowship training and added qualification in sports medicine who then combine their practice of sports medicine with their primary specialty. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In-season surgery may or may not be season-ending depending on timing and the length of the season. An pubwlgia review of sports groin injuries in the elite hockey player: Any exertion that increases intra-abdominal pressure, such as coughing, sneezing, or sporting activity can cause pain. The author declared the following potential conflicts of interest: Gilmore 8 described plication of the transversalis fascia, reapproximation of the conjoint tendon to the inguinal ligament, and approximation of the external oblique aponeurosis Table 1.


Sports medicine Injuries of abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine and pelvis. By nature of their training and experience, sports medicine physicians are ideally suited to provide comprehensive medical care for athletes, sports teams or active individuals who are simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The day after a match, getting out of bed or a car will be difficult.

It is a syndrome characterized by chronic groin pain in athletes athletc a dilated superficial ring of the inguinal canal. Curr Sports Med Rep. Coronal oblique and axial sequences through the rectus insertion and pubic symphysis should be obtained in addition to standard sagittal, coronal, and axial sequences.

sorts Hip and Groin. Find a sports medicine physician in your area at www. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Archived from the original PDF on When contemplating options, a period of non-surgical treatment should be initially attempted.

Although nonsurgical treatment should pubqlgia be attempted, there are limited data evaluating the efficacy of such treatment. Shoulder and upper arm Rotator cuff tear. When nonsurgical treatment options fail and the athlete continues to experience pain and disability, surgical treatment is considered Table 1.

Diagnostic Injections Because of the frequent zthletic in pain location for various hip and pelvis disorders, diagnostic anesthetic injections are useful to determine the primary pain generators.


Management of severe lower abdominal or inguinal pain in high-performance athletes.

High prevalence of pelvic and hip magnetic resonance imaging findings in asymptomatic collegiate and professional hockey players. X-rays may show abnormalities in the hip or pubic joint.

Athletic pubalgia (sports hernia).

In addition, MRI can identify stress fractures, synovial disorders, osteonecrosis, tumors, and myotendinous injuries about the hip and pelvis Figure 4. After a period of rest, a gradual pain-free sportts to sports may be possible. However, there are issues unique to the athlete regarding timing, sports seasons, and level of athlete that are worth mentioning.

Fibers from the rectus abdominus, conjoint tendon a fusion athleticc the internal oblique and transversus abdominusand external oblique merge to form the pubic aponeurosis.

Athletic pubalgia (sports hernia).

Meyers et al 19 Meyers et al This may take up to 12 weeks. It may be helpful to avoid deep hip flexion, low repetition, heavy weight strength training during this recovery period. Laparoscopic surgery for chronic groin pain in athletes is more effective than nonoperative treatment: Support Center Support Center. Also, many athletes have concomitant weakness or tearing of the adductor muscles or labral tears of the hip.