athletic pubalgia

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A condition first recognised in 1980 by UK surgeon Jerry Gilmore which, while not a hernia, clinically presents as one
At-risk sports American football, football (soccer), hockey, rugby Management Repair torn external oblique aponeurosis and conjoined tendon
Prognosis 98% of football players are on the field within 4–6 weeks

athletic pubalgia

Musculoskeletal pain, typically arising from the pubic symphysis, lower abdominal muscles, or the inguinal region of young athletes in whom an inguinal hernia is not present. Synonym: Gilmore's groin; groin disruption; sports hernia.


Inflammation and tears in the local muscles or abdominal wall may result from repetitive overuse of movements (e.g., kicking, jumping, and sudden change of direction) that create shear forces across the pubic symphysis or inguinal ligament.

See also: pubalgia
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(1) How many of these injuries are athletic pubalgia is unclear, due to the lack of consistent diagnostic criteria proposed in the literature.
The term Athletic Pubalgia (AP) has also been used interchangeably with SH in the literature.
The spectrum of MR imaging in athletic pubalgia. Radiol Clin North Am.
Magnetic resonance imaging of athletic pubalgia and the sports hernia: current understanding and practice.
Also referred to as sports hernia, athletic pubalgia is an enigmatic cause of anterior hip pain in athletes.
* Unlike other hernias, a sports hernia (athletic pubalgia) does not involve a bulge of tissue protruding through one part of the body into another.
Jelavic is battling to recover from athletic pubalgia in time to make the squad for Everton's next game, an away clash with QPR at Loftus Road next weekend.
The pounds 5million signing from Rangers has been struck down with athletic pubalgia, an inflammation of the pubic bone.
Groin Pain and Athletic Pubalgia (Also Known as "Sports Hernia")
(19,41) Differential diagnosis of this injury is especially important, as a variety of other issues such as inguinal and femoral hernias, prostatitis, gynecologic disorders, pelvic joint inflammation, stress fractures of the hip or pelvis, and athletic pubalgia can cause pain in the adductor region and must be ruled out prior to any intervention.
Another casualty, new-boy Jelavic, says he is frustrated his career at Everton has been put on hold, as he continues to suffer from athletic pubalgia, an inflammation of the pubic bone.