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 British Hernia Society's 2014 position statement based on the Manchester Consensus Conference proposed eliminating the various terms such as athletic pubalgia, sports hernia, sportsman's groin, pubic inguinal pain syndrome, etc.
High quality evidence regarding athletic pubalgia is lacking.
20) Recent literature suggests that a noncontrast athletic pubalgia MRI protocol may have improved sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing sports hernia.
occult groin injuries: athletic pubalgia, sports hernia, and osteitis pubis.
Magnetic resonance imaging of athletic pubalgia and the sports hernia: current understanding and practice.
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.
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.