Magnetic resonance imaging of athletic pubalgia and the sports hernia: current understanding and practice.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become the standard imaging modality for activity-related groin pain. Lesions, including rectus abdominis/adductor aponeurosis injury and osteitis pubis, can be accurately identified and delineated in patients with clinical conditions termed athletic pubalgia, core injury, and sports hernia. A dedicated noncontrast athletic pubalgia MRI protocol is easy to implement and should be available at musculoskeletal MR imaging centers. This article will review pubic anatomy, imaging considerations, specific lesions, and common MRI findings encountered in the setting of musculoskeletal groin pain.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Khan, W; Zoga, AC; Meyers, WC

Published Date

  • February 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 97 - 110

PubMed ID

  • 23168185

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9786

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.mric.2012.09.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States