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Your Guide to Understanding Sports Hernias and the
 Medical Treatment of
 Sports Hernias
by William Brown, MD
Advanced Medical Treatment for Sports Related Hernias

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Learn More About Sports Hernias

The term “Sports Hernia” is a misnomer. The term hernia implies a full thickness tear of the abdominal wall muscles. This allows the abdominal contents to slide out through the defect and create a bulge under the skin. But sports hernia patients usually present with at least part of the inguinal floor intact; thus there is no bulge. This makes the correct diagnosis difficult. The term hernia also suggests that the problem is limited to the abdominal wall, but these patients often present with a spectrum of problems that involve the oblique muscles, the symphysis pubis, the regional nerves, and the adductor muscles.

The term “Sports Hernia” may not be perfect, but it is the term that everyone uses. My philosophy is to not become too focused on one area but to care for the whole patient.

Please use the contact form below to learn more about the services I provide or if you have any questions about sports hernias in general. Please also send copies of any operative reports and any x-rays reports that you have. If possible attach a photograph with a mark indicating the site of the most pain.

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William Brown, MD
Sports Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been performing sports hernia surgeries and providing specialized rehabilitation programs since 1999.

His clients include the San Jose Sharks, San Jose Sabercats and the San Jose Earthquakes sports teams as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, NBL and the United States Soccer League. Athletes from all over the United States as well as from 15 foreign countries have sought out Dr. Brown's expertise.

Locations: (Fremont is the Main Office)

Fremont Office:
39470 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite 2
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 793-2404
Fax: (510) 793-1320

Monterey Office:
1011 Cass Street, Suite 115
Monterey, CA 93940

Palo Alto Office:
151 Forest Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301