Magnetic resonance imaging for pain after surgical treatment for athletic pubalgia and the "sports hernia".


Journal Article (Review)

Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging technique and findings in the setting of athletic pubalgia, including injury at the rectus abdominis/adductor aponeurosis, are becoming widely recognized. A subset of these patients is treated with various pelvic floor repairs, mesh reinforcements, and tendon releases. Most of these patients do well after intervention, but some have persistent or refractory groin pain, and others eventually develop new injuries in the pubic region or elsewhere about the pelvic girdle. This review describes the expected and some unexpected MRI findings in patients with recurrent or persistent groin pain after a "sports hernia" repair.

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Cited Authors

  • Zoga, AC; Meyers, WC

Published Date

  • September 16, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 372 - 382

PubMed ID

  • 21928160

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21928160

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-898X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1089-7860

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-0031-1286017


  • eng