Anatomy, pathology, and MRI findings in the sports hernia.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

"Sports hernia" is a frequently used term on athletic injury reports and in the sportscasting media, but its true definition remains elusive in the medical literature. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a useful tool in the evaluation of clinical athletic pubalgia, yet specific pathologies associated with this commonly encountered syndrome are poorly described in the imaging literature. In this article we review the musculoskeletal anatomy of the pubic region as well as several reproducible patterns of pathology on MRI we have encountered in patients with a clinical diagnosis of sports hernia.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shortt, CP; Zoga, AC; Kavanagh, EC; Meyers, WC

Published Date

  • March 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 54 - 61

PubMed ID

  • 18382944

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1089-7860

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-2008-1067937


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States