Other Experts

The most common question I am asked, is who are the other experts in the diagnosis and repair of sports hernias? The other surgeons with a extensive experience with sports hernias are Dr Ulrike Muschaweck who is based in Munich Germany, Dr. William Meyers at Drexel University, Dr Jerry Gilmore in London.

What is Osteitis Pubis?

The two halves of the pelvic bone join anteriorly at the symphysis pubis. A sports hernia is thought to be the result of poorly coordinated contraction of the abdominal oblique muscles and the adductor muscles.

This can lead to stress across the symphysis pubis. This results in chronic inflammation and pain. This inflammation and pain is called osteitis pubis. Repair of a sports hernia often allow osteitis pubis to heal by relieving this stress.

San Jose Shark’s Goalie Benefits From Sports Hernia Surgery

Nabokov off to fast start after intense rehab

Time and rest were supposed to heal the groin injury that troubled Evgeni Nabokov last season, but time and rest weren’t getting the job done. So in late July, the Sharks goalie approached trainer Ray Tufts. Maybe somebody should take a second look.

That second look discovered a sports hernia in need of surgical repair.

Within a few days, the procedure was done. Next came an intense rehab program — Pilates included — that ended up cutting weeks off the standard recovery time.

All of which has helped transform Nabokov from a struggling goalie last spring to one who has been perfect at home this fall: two games, 58 saves, two shutout victories.

“Yeah, I feel good now,” said Nabokov, who will try to extend his hot streak at HP Pavilion tonight against the undefeated Minnesota Wild. “So far, so good.”


Why a Site Dedicated to Information on Sports Hernias?

The groin injury that is called a “Sports Hernia” by many physicians is a real problem for athletes. But unfortunately, very few surgeons (especially in the US) understand the problem. This leads to many athletes receiving inadequate evaluations and treatments. I have cared for many athletes who have suffered with a “Sports Hernia” for years and have seen many “Specialists” before they finally had the right diagnostic tests performed and the injury adequately treated. In reviewing the information available on the Internet, it was obvious that much of the information out there was wrong. There was no one place where an athlete or physician could find the information they needed and information that they could rely on.

My goal in developing “SportsHernia.Com” was to provide a place where athletes and physicians could find the current information they needed to make the right decisions. “SportsHernia.Com” discusses the problem in a concise…

Welcome to our Blog

Thanks for visiting my website and blog. I know you have a LOT of questions and I hope this will be a good medium for us to share our knowledge and experiences so that others might benefit from them as well.

To your good health.

Dr. William Brown, MD

William Brown, MD
Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been repairing inguinal hernias for over 30 years, taking care of Athletes with Sports Hernia injuries since 1999.  Dr. Brown has been taking care of patients with complications from mesh for so long that his hair is gray. Luckily he still has some hair.

His patients include players from the San Jose Sharks and the San Jose Earthquakes as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, and the local college teams. As well as Athletes from 15 foreign countries.

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