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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Many conditions can cause athletic pubalgia, including tendon strains, nerve injuries, joint problems, and true hernias. Magnetic resonance imaging can be helpful for a number of hip and pelvic disorders. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.

High prevalence of pelvic and hip magnetic resonance imaging findings in asymptomatic collegiate and professional hockey players. Patellar tendon rupture Achilles tendon rupture Shin splints. Studies are limited, however, lacking consistent objective criteria for making the diagnosis and assessing outcomes. Return to Play Athletes who require rehabilitation must have publagia hip range of motion, good strength, and be functional in their sport before returning to practice or competition.

Treatment of a hip capsular injury in a professional soccer player atheltic platelet-rich plasma and bone marrow aspirate concentrate therapy. Tear of meniscus Anterior cruciate ligament injury Unhappy triad Patellar dislocation Knee dislocation. Although nonsurgical treatment should initially be attempted, there are limited data evaluating the efficacy of such treatment. It has been given many names in the past, such as sportsman hernia and hockey groin.


It often happens in sports that require running, twisting, or kicking including soccer, hockey, rugby, and football. Find a sports medicine physician in your area at www. An MRI or ultrasound may show soft tissue abnormalities such as a muscle or tendon injury. Meyers et al 19 Meyers et al A resisted sit-up or crunch with palpation of the inferolateral edge of the distal rectus abdominus may re-create symptoms. This has added increased complexity to the decision-making process regarding treatment.

Ice hockey, soccer, Australian rules football, and rugby have a particularly high incidence of groin-related injuries.

With reports of associated intra- and extra-articular hip pathology in athletes, it is imperative to evaluate the hip joint. Anterior impingement test for labral lesions has high positive predictive value. With combined FAI and athletic pubalgia surgery, they all returned to professional competition.

Sports Hernia/Athletic Pubalgia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.

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Open in a separate window. For US States – use only letter abbreviations. Athletic pubalgia sports hernia. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. They also reported a significant variation in the structures involved and an increasing number of female patients presenting with athletic pubalgia.


Treatment Initial treatment usually includes avoiding painful activities and specific strength and flexibility exercises. Laparoscopic repair of groin pain in athletes.

This may take up to 12 weeks. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Injury Prevention Because there is no single specific known cause of spkrts pubalgia, prevention can be difficult. Coronal oblique and axial sequences through the rectus insertion and pubic symphysis should be obtained in addition to standard sagittal, coronal, and axial sequences.

Athletic pubalgia (sports hernia).

Thirty-six percent of athletes with athletic pubalgia have adductor tenderness. Sensory disturbances and dysethesias in the lower abdominal, inguinal, anteromedial thigh, and genital regions can be present with occasional entrapment of branches of the iliohypogastric, ilioinguinal, and genitofemoral nerves.

Osteitis pubis and instability of the pubic symphysis. Brannigan et al 2 Gilmore 8.