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Athletic Pubalgia (Sports Hernia)

Authors
Journal
Clinics in Sports Medicine
0278-5919
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
30
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.csm.2010.12.010
Keywords
  • Sports Hernia
  • Athletic Pubalgia
  • Lower Abdomen And Groin Pain
  • Hernia
  • Inguinal Canal
  • Laparoscopic
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Athletic pubalgia or sports hernia is a syndrome of chronic lower abdomen and groin pain that may occur in athletes and nonathletes. Because the differential diagnosis of chronic lower abdomen and groin pain is so broad, only a small number of patients with chronic lower abdomen and groin pain fulfill the diagnostic criteria of athletic pubalgia (sports hernia). The literature published to date regarding the cause, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of sports hernias is confusing. This article summarizes the current information and our present approach to this chronic lower abdomen and groin pain syndrome.

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