athletic pubalgia

(redirected from Groin disruption)
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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