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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

Why Differentiate Between the Types of Hernia?

It is important to determine which type of hernia you have because each type of hernia is repaired differently. For example, in patients with an indirect hernia or a congenital hernia, the muscles in the region are not damaged. There is a just natural opening in the muscles that failed to close.  There is usually no need to do a full reconstruction of the inguinal floor.  Often only a few sutures are required to close the hole.  Direct hernias or acquired hernias are more difficult to repair because the muscles have been damaged, and thus it is harder to find good tissue to repair the defect. Femoral hernias develop deep to the inguinal ligament.  Since most inguinal hernia repairs use the inguinal ligament to repair the inguinal floor, the standard inguinal hernia repairs will not fix a femoral hernia.  So, femoral Hernias require special attention.

Learn more about Dr. Brown’s approach to hernia repair without mesh. Contact Dr. Brown today.

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

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