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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

William Brown, MD

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I Finally Found The Best Surgeon

I have undergone inguinal hernia surgery – NO MESH! –  with Dr. William Brown in  Fremont, California on October. I had been looking for the best hernia surgeon – NO MESH ! –  on the planet for almost 2 years. Finally I found him in the person of Dr. William Brown III, M.D. which is second to none, nobody comes even close!!!

I was consulted by doctors from all over the world from Vienna- AKH, Austria (Professor Michael Gnant and Dr. Franz Felberbaue) and USA (NY Langone Professor Steven Hofstetter), Stonybrook Shouldice specialist, Samer Sbaiy. I had contacted No Mesh specialists from Shouldice hospital from Canada, Dr. Mohan Desarda from India, Dr. Kevin Petersen from Las Vegas and Dr. Kang from Seoul, South Korea. I had heard horrific stories about disasters created by meshes. J. N. declared to me that: “I do not want even my enemies to go through…

Complications from Implanted Mesh in Hernia Patients and Sports Hernia Patients

Last month I removed some interesting pieces of mesh

In Photo 1, the patient had had a laparoscopic hernia repair about 12 years ago. Lightweight prolene mesh was used. He started to have pain 8 months after the operation. He tolerated the pain until he fell with a twisting motion late last year and then the pain became debilitating. Rest, Steroid injections, and analgesics were not helpful. As you can see from the photo then flat mesh had scarred into a complicated three-dimensional mess. No wonder he was having so much trouble with that lump of mesh. So far he is doing well.

In Photo 2, the patient had a laparoscopic hernia repair 4 years ago. Six months after the operation he noticed a bulge and pain. Physical examination and ultrasound documented a recurrent inguinal hernia. At the time of surgery, the mesh did not completely cover the inguinal floor.…

Terms We Easily Understood

Dear Doctor Brown.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule and time from your Sunday morning and family to see Joshua. We really appreciate your time in your professional opinion regarding Joshua’s injury. Conveying not only the situation but the potential surgery in terms we can easily understand. Josh definitely has a greater understanding of his injury thanks to your examination and discussion. We cannot thank you enough.

Sincerely.

SS

Calming and Welcoming

Dear Dr. Brown.

Thank you so much for making my surgery experience so calming and welcoming. You put in way more time than you need to, but for patients like me, it makes all the difference. I’ve never had a medical experience quite like the one you provide. Please don’t every retire. the world will miss you too much.

DL

Feeling Great

Good morning Dr. Brown.

I just wanted to express my gratitude to you for my hernia repair and your care following my surgery. I am feeling great! Take care and thanks again!

D.T.

Do Not Miss the Inguinal Ligament

The inguinal ligament is a band of fibrous tissue that starts at the anterior superior iliac spine and runs inferiorly and medially to attach to the pubic bone at the pubic tubercle. The rectus femoris muscle attaches to the inferior aspect and the external oblique muscle forms the superior aspect. It is called a ligament, but functionally it more like a tendon in that it is an extension of the external oblique’s muscle attachment to the bone. The medial attachment of the inguinal ligament is often damaged in athletes with sports hernias. It is very important that this injury is identified because if missed the athlete will have persistent pain after surgery.

The athlete will report pain at the pubic tubercle that is aggravated by acceleration. There is maybe some pain at rest. Direct pressure over the pubic tubercle will reproduce the pain. Often the medial inguinal ligaments and the…

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