Surgical treatment of sportsman's groin: The minimal repair technique (Muschaweck Repair)

Katherine Graw Lamond, Ulrike Muschaweck, Joachim Conze, John Bright Hanks

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Sports hernia, also known as athletic pubalgia or sportsman's Groin, is a poorly understood symptom complex resulting in debilitating pain. This entity has particular relevance for the high performance athlete, who is unable to participate or give maximum effort in his or her sport. While conservative non-surgical measures may offer partial or temporary relief, surgery offers immediate relief and return to activity. Several techniques have been described using various anatomic approaches depending on the pathology encountered. The authors describe a Minimally Invasive Approach that offers predictable relief. Return to activity appears to be improved over more aggressive techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSports Hernia and Athletic Pubalgia
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis and Treatment
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781489974211
ISBN (Print)1489974202, 9781489974204
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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