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Professional Athletes Undergoing Sports Hernia Repair Surgery


Increasing Number of Professional Athletes Undergoing Sports Hernia Repair Surgery

Renowned sports hernia surgeon, Dr. William Brown, reports a 40% increase this year in professional athletes undergoing surgery to repair inguinal disruptions.

FREMONT, CA, October 23, 2014 — Sports hernia repair specialist, Dr. William Brown, performed 112 sports hernia repair surgeries on professional athletes during the first six months of 2014. This number represents a 40 percent increase from the previous year. Of the 112 patients, nine of them are professional athletes playing in the National Football League, National Baseball Association and Major League Soccer.

Dr. Brown credits the increase to the wider availability of accurate information about inguinal disruptions on the Internet and among the athletic community as a whole. He states, “Professional athletes tend to be very attuned to their bodies. When the pain associated with a sports hernia doesn’t subside and ultimately affects their…

Excellent Results Following Inguinal Ligament Tenotomies


Renowned Sports Hernia Surgeon, Dr. William Brown, Reporting Excellent Results Following Inguinal Ligament Tenotomies

A new surgical technique, combining inguinal ligament tenotomy with oblique muscle repair, is proving effective for athletes experiencing chronic groin pain.

FREMONT, CA, August 6, 2014 — Sports hernia repair specialist, Dr. William Brown, has investigated and is now performing inguinal ligament tenotomies on patients who have chronic groin pain and are candidates based on their symptoms and diagnosis. This relatively new approach is a welcome alternative to athletes who are anxious to quickly return to their pre-injury performance levels.

According to a study published in Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, 48 patients were identified for this surgery with chronic groin pain lasting 18 months on average. Ninety-two percent of patients surveyed and who responded post-surgery stated they returned to normal sports activity after their surgery. The median time it took to…

Affordable Care Act to Expected to Benefit Athletes Suffering from Inguinal Disruptions


Renowned Sports Hernia Specialist, Dr. William Brown, Expects Affordable Care Act to Benefit Athletes Suffering from Inguinal Disruptions

Dr. William Brown, one of the country’s leading inguinal disruption experts, expects the Affordable Care Act to benefit athletes suffering from sports hernias by covering surgical repair, though what insurers will pay toward surgery remains to be determined.

FREMONT, CA. April 29, 2014 — Many professional and non-professional athletes suffer debilitating groin pain due to a sports hernia. These inguinal disruptions are often misdiagnosed and mistreated since they do not present with typical hernia symptoms, mainly a bulge in the muscle. Even for those athletes with comprehensive healthcare coverage, misdiagnosis and the medical community’s lack of knowledge in sports hernia repair makes receiving treatment difficult.

The Affordable Care Act promises better value, better health and better choices for millions of Americans. Over seven million people signed up through the…

Inguinal Disruption Replaces Terminology for Sports Hernia


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 to contribute to a consensus conference held in October 2012. A physiotherapist, a musculoskeletal radiologist and 150 surgeons were on hand to present and share their individual experiences with sports hernias. Following the conference, the Society concluded that a sports hernia should be referred to as an inguinal disruption (ID) because no true hernia is present in this common condition afflicting athletes.

“Having diagnosed and repaired inguinal disruptions (sports hernias) in athletes for many years now, I am particularly…

Sports Hernia Repair Video Growing in Popularity


Renowned Sports Hernia Specialist, Dr. William Brown, Sports Hernia Repair YouTube Video Growing in Popularity

With sports hernias so often misdiagnosed and mistreated, those suffering from groin pain are turning to the web for help. In an effort to dispel myths and provide correct information, Dr. Brown published a YouTube video on sports hernia repair.

Dr. William Brown’s informative sports hernia repair YouTube video has logged well over 14,000 views. A sports hernia is a tear in the oblique abdominal muscles and is little understood in the world of professional and collegiate athletics. The goal of the video is to share useful information with those who suffer from groin pain and seek information on the surgical aspects of sport hernia repair surgery.

Sports hernias are commonly misdiagnosed and mistreated. “I would estimate that by the time a patient comes to my office, he or she has seen…

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.

Fremont Office
William H. Brown, M.D.
39470 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 793-2404
Fax: (510) 793-1320

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