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Pubic pain in athletes: a case due to an abscess in the obturator muscle.

Authors
  • Guis-Sabatier, S
  • Pieri-Balandraud, N
  • Garnier-Soumet, P
  • Coste, J
  • Roux, H
  • Mattei, J P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue du rhumatisme (English ed.)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1999
Volume
66
Issue
1
Pages
58–60
Identifiers
PMID: 10036702
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pubic pain is a common symptom in soccer players. Its cause can be difficult to determine. We report a case in a 19-year-old soccer player who had an abscess in the obturator internus muscle. We are aware of only one similar report in the literature. Painful limitation of internal rotation of the hip and evidence of infection suggested the diagnosis, which was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. In a soccer player, a fever and groin pain do not always indicate osteitis pubis. Limitation of internal rotation of the hip should suggest a lesion in the obturator internus muscle.

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