Imaging of athletic pubalgia and core muscle injuries: clinical and therapeutic correlations.


Journal Article (Review)

Athletes frequently injure their hips and core muscles. Accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of groin pain in the athlete can be tricky, frequently posing vexing problem for trainers and physicians. Clinical presentations of the various hip problems overlap with respect to history and physical examination. This article reviews clinical presentations and magnetic resonance imaging findings specific to the various causes of groin pain in the athlete. The focus is on the core muscle injuries (athletic pubalgia or "sports hernia"). The goal is to raise awareness about the variety of injuries that occur and therapeutic options.

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Cited Authors

  • Palisch, A; Zoga, AC; Meyers, WC

Published Date

  • July 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 427 - 447

PubMed ID

  • 23773876

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23773876

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-228X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-5919

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.csm.2013.03.002


  • eng