Sports Hernia Surgery Recovery: What to Expect Post Surgery
You’ve just had surgery to repair a sports hernia. The pain has sidelined you long enough and you’re more than ready to get back to life as usual, whether that’s running, dancing, playing hockey, tennis, professionally or as an amateur. But what’s even more important than getting off the sidelines, so to speak, is making certain you don’t compromise your sportsRead more »
The Dancer’s Guide to Sports Hernias
On the surface, one could not find two athletic polar opposites than ice hockey players and dancers. Looking closer however, they share several commonalities in the way they move and strain their torso and groin areas. These movements can cause inguinal disruptions (sports hernias), which is why both hockey players and dancers are prone to this debilitating injury. Indeed, dancers can get sports herniasRead more »
Mesh Repair for Sports Hernia Continues to Lose Favor Amongst the Medical Community
Dr. Josef E. Fischer, Harvard Medical School professor, recently published an article in The American Journal of Surgery arguing against the use of mesh in sport hernia repair surgery. “Hernia repair: why do we continue to perform mesh repair in the face of the human toll of inguinodynia?” includes a summary of his personal experience and concludesRead more »
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The British Hernia Society’s Manchester Consensus Conference Results in New Terminology for Sports Hernia
A consensus conference held by the British Hernia Society concludes that a sports hernia should be called inguinal disruption since no true hernia exists, and recommends taking a multidisciplinary approach to a disruption’s repair and management.
FREMONT, CA. January 23, 2014 —The British Hernia Society invited sports hernia diagnosis and management experts toRead more »
Inguinal Disruption – The British Hernia Society Officially Renames the Sports Hernia
The Sports Hernia injury has been given many names over the years. None of these names are very accurate. A “Sports Hernia” is not a true hernia but a tear or strain. “Gilmore’s Groin” refers to one of the original doctors that described the injury. “Athletic Pubalgia” mainly refers to the boney component of the injury. Thus aRead more »
Just Follow Your Local Professional Sports Team
Sports hernias are referred to as such because they tend to afflict athletes ranging from hockey players to ballet dancers. Though sports hernias are common sports injuries, they are still rather difficult to diagnose and it’s even harder to find a physician specializing in their surgical repair.
Choosing the wrong physician can result in a longer recovery period or in the worse case,Read more »
Ken recently finished a Marathon several months after surgery. He was kind enough to send me this note and pictures:
Your artistic repair of my oblique and abductor held up really well. I didn’t even notice it. I ran (limped) my slowest time ever due to a badly pulled calf muscle, but I finished.
Thanks for the great job you did.
Dear Dr. Brown,
Everything has been going good. I made my return to racing at the penultimate round of the series early in October. I was a little rusty in terms of speed with the lack of bike time, but I was strong and rode well.
Over the last two rounds I got two third place finishes. Good results for a come-back.
We returned to NZ last week and will spendRead more »
4 Tips for Coming Back Better Than Ever from a Sports Hernia
Unless you’re one of the fortunate few who are quickly diagnosed with a sports hernia and undergo sports hernia surgery to repair it soon after, it’s probably been a while since you felt 100%. Much less been able to give your sport or activity “your all.” If you’re like many sports hernia patients we treat, your injury wasRead more »
8 Tips to Prevent a Sports Hernia
The core this. The core that. If you’ve been involved in any sort of physical training in the last couple of years, then know that strengthening your “core” is a key element of fitness. The philosophy behind a strong core is that building your core supports not only your overall health, but the rest of your body’s strength as well.
There is noRead more »