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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


Haastrup E, Andresen K, Rosenberg J. Low reoperation rates in young males after sutured repair of indirect inguinal hernia: Arguments for a tailored approach. Am J Surg. 2017 Mar 14. pii: S0002-9610(16)30782-6.


Note: Suture repairs are excellent in young males.

Gedam BS, Bansod PY, Kale VB, Shah Y, Akhtar M. A comparative study of Desarda’s technique with Lichtenstein mesh repair in treatment of inguinal hernia: A prospective cohort study. Int J Surg. 2017 Mar;39:150-155.


Note: Suture repairs are as good as mesh repairs.

van Kerckhoven G, Toonen L, Draaisma WA, de Vries LS, Verheijen PM. Herniotomy in young adults as an alternative to mesh repair: a retrospective cohort study. Hernia. 2016 Oct;20(5):675-9.


Note: Suture repairs have excellent results.

Pogorelić Z, Rikalo M, Jukić M, Katić J, Jurić I, Furlan D, Budimir D, Biočić M. Modified Marcy repair for indirect inguinal hernia in children: a 24-year single-center experience of 6826 pediatric patients. Surg Today. 2017 Jan;47(1):108-113.


Note: Excellent results with Marcy repair.

Iakovlev V, Koch A, Petersen K, Morrison J, Grischkan D, Oprea V, Bendavid R. A Pathology of Mesh and Time: Dysejaculation, Sexual Pain, and Orchialgia Resulting From Polypropylene Mesh Erosion Into the Spermatic Cord. Ann Surg. 2017 Jan 6


Note: damage to the spermatic cord from mesh.

Verhagen T, Loos MJ, Scheltinga MR, Roumen RM. Surgery for chronic inguinodynia following routine herniorrhaphy: beneficial effects on dysejaculation. Hernia. 2016 Feb;20(1):63-8.


Note: Sexual dysfunction after mesh hernia repair.

Hakeem A, Shanmugam V. Inguinodynia following Lichtenstein tension-free hernia repair: a review. World J Gastroenterol. 2011 Apr 14;17(14):1791-6


Note: Pain after mesh repair.

Nikkolo C, Lepner U. Chronic pain after open inguinal hernia repair. Postgrad Med. 2016 Jan;128(1):69-75. doi: 10.1080/00325481.2016.1121090.


Note: Pain after mesh repair.

Goltsman D, Munabi NC, Ascherman JA. The Association between Smoking and Plastic Surgery Outcomes in 40,465 Patients: An Analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Data Sets. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Feb;139(2):503-511.


Note: Smoking and healing.


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 Pkwy
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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