Title
Results of surgical treatment of athletes with sportsman's hernia
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Bruxelles ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Acta orthopaedica Belgica. - Bruxelles, 1946 - 2002
Volume/pages
78(2012) :1 , p. 35-40
ISSN
0001-6462
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
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.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/e5f2d9/c1b6fbfac55.pdf