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Results of surgical treatment of athletes with sportsman's hernia
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Abstract
Chronic groin pain in athletes is a difficult diagnostic and therapeutic condition. Between March 2004 and December 2009, 241 male athletes (mean age : 25.8 years , range : 16- 41) in whom chronic sportsmans hernia was diagnosed, were surgically treated using a standardised technique. In this retrospective study, charts were analyzed for preoperative duration of symptoms and prior treatment. Perioperative complications were noted. Patients were contacted and were asked to answer a telephone questionnaire : 162 patients agreed to be questioned as part of the current study. A surgical intervention with reinforcement of the posterior inguinal wall and tenotomy of the adductors has lead to satisfactory results in over 90% of athletes with chronic groin pain who failed to improve with conservative treatment.
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English
Source (journal)
Acta orthopaedica Belgica. - Bruxelles, 1946 - 2002
Publication
Bruxelles : 2012
ISSN
0001-6462
Volume/pages
78:1(2012), p. 35-40
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 12.03.2012
Last edited 02.09.2016