Understanding “Sports Hernia” (Athletic Pubalgia): The Anatomic and Pathophysiologic Basis for Abdominal and Groin Pain in Athletes

  title={Understanding “Sports Hernia” (Athletic Pubalgia): The Anatomic and Pathophysiologic Basis for Abdominal and Groin Pain in Athletes},
  author={W. Meyers and Edward Y. Yoo and O. Devon and N. Jain and Marcia A. Horner and Cato Lauencin and A. Zoga},
  journal={Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine},
  • W. Meyers, Edward Y. Yoo, +4 authors A. Zoga
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine
  • Recent publicity and some scientific reports suggest increasing success in treating an entity called “sports hernia,” more accurately named athletic pubalgia. The primary purpose of this article is to portray what we believe to be the key concepts for understanding this wide variety of abdominal and groin injuries that afflict high-performance athletes. These injuries have been plaguing athletes for a long time, and past treatments, based on concepts of occult hernia or simple strains, have… CONTINUE READING
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