Your Guide to Sports
Hernias and the Medical
Treatment of Sports
Hernias by
William Brown, MD

Sports Hernia Video

Dr. William H. Brown, a sports hernia specialist, explains the complexities of the sports hernia and his approach to this often misunderstood and misdiagnosed injury in this new video:

Special thanks to Andy Bork for directing and producing the above video.  Please visit his website to learn more about his services.  I highly recommend him.

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When to See a Sports Hernia Doctor

How Long is Too Long to Wait to See a Sports Hernia Specialist?

time-to-see-hernia-specialistSports hernias are both specific and considered by many physicians to be uncommon, often causing patients much confusion and frustration. An athlete (or non-athlete) may have seen multiple doctors before getting the correct diagnosis, and even then the next course of action can be unclear if not seen by an APS specialist. However, it doesn’t have

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More Common Misconceptions about Sports Hernias

Myth Busting Part 2: Addressing Common Misconceptions About Sports Hernias


It is difficult enough to find a physician familiar with sports hernias, and thus get an accurate diagnosis. The myths surrounding sports hernias (also known as athletic pubalgia syndrome (APS) and inguinal disruption) only add frustration to an already frustration time in life for athletes who are with the injury.

In part 1, we addressed several myths regarding names,

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Common Misconceptions About Sports Hernias

Myth Busting Part 1: Addressing Common Misconceptions About Sports Hernias

fact-vs-myth-sports-herniaAthletic pubalgia syndrome (APS) іs аlsо knоwn аs а sports hernia or inguinal disruption. Whіlе thе terms аrе usеd interchangeably, sports hernia is the most common name. Sports hernias are a result of weakening in the lower abdominal wall. Now that you know the correct terminology, let’s address a few common misconceptions surrounding sports hernias.

1. Sports hernias and inguinal

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Because You Changed My Life

Dear Dr. Brown,

Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me. ll-sportshernia-recovery-smI wanted to take a minute to write a letter about my experience, because you changed my life.

I was a marathon runner getting close to qualifying for Boston, my dream.  However, after running an ultra marathon last year, I had developed a strange injury in the groin/pelvis.  After a few months of not running, the injury

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Heartfelt Thanks for the Successful Surgery

Dear Dr. Brown,

I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks for the successful surgery you performed on me this past February. Thanks to your skill, I was able to return to competition by July with my ultimate Frisbee team and to take part in a memorable season that included a bronze medal at the World Championships and gold at the National Championships in October.

Thank you for making time to

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Best Decision I Could Have Made

Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for fixing me up. My abdominal/groin issues started in late Apr 2014 and progressively worsened until mid June when I had to stop playing hockey and golf, altogether. For a while I thought I was going to be all done. I saw you in early August and it’s the best decision I could have made. Your staff were all great

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How Much Does Sports Hernia Surgery Cost?

What You Should Know About Insurance and Sports Hernia Repair Surgery – Part Two

health-care-costs-sports-herniaSports hernias are terribly painful injuries that require surgery and rehabilitation. Once you’ve had surgery and begin to see light at the end of the tunnel, the last thing that you want is for the light to be a train heading toward you with a huge medical bill.  So, just how much does sports hernia

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Is Sports Hernia Surgery Covered by Insurance

What You Should Know About Insurance and Sports Hernia Repair Surgery – Part One

sports-hernia-insurance-coverageUnfortunately, most of us have to work for a living. And even more unfortunately, money doesn’t grow on trees. Therefore, it is important to understand what costs are involved with having sports hernia repair surgery, and how insurance comes into play.  The most frequent question we hear is:  is sports hernia surgery covered by insurance?

Let’s start

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Top Sports Hernia Repair Surgeons in the United States

Finding the Best Sports Hernia Doctor for You

top-sports-hernia-doctorSports hernias are easily obscured from touch and sight. As such, they are not the first injury that comes to a doctor’s mind, making getting an accurate diagnosis extremely difficult for many athletes. That being said, when it comes to moving on to the next phase, recovery, many find an even bigger obstacle in the way. Locating a top sports hernia repair

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