Sports Hernia News

Sports Hernia: Definition, Evaluation, and Treatment

I am proud to announce that a review article on Sports Hernias was published in in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

I helped write and edit the article with Dr. Justin Hopkins and Dr Cassandra Lee at Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California Davis. Dr. Hopkins and Dr. Lee are very knowledgeable and experienced surgeons and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope that you enjoy the article and if there are questions, please to not hesitate to contact me.


Dr. William Brown Performs Successful Sports Hernia Surgery on Sacramento Republic FC Midfielder, Adam Moffat

Fremont, CA — (RELEASEWIRE) –07/27/2017 — Renowned sports hernia specialist, Dr. William (Bill) Brown, performed surgery in mid-June on Sacramento Republic FC midfielder, Adam Moffat, to repair a sports hernia. Moffat’s injury occurred earlier in the season, and he is expected to be available for play after an eight- to ten-week recovery period.

This past season, Moffat played 383 minutes in his six appearances with four starts for the soccer team. He played for the New York Cosmos before joining Sacramento Republic FC in the 2015 season, where he’s played since.

“It has been a pleasure to work with the Sacramento Republic Soccer team over the years, and I am honored that the team allows me to care for their players. The coach and management always want the best care for their athletes and support my decisions. John Duncan is the head trainer for the team. He always does a…

We’re Moving!

Dr. Brown is moving his practice to a new location effective January 22, 2017!

Dr. Brown is moving!Our new address is:

39470 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite 2
Fremont, CA  94538

Our phone numbers have not changed.

Please update your records and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Sports Hernia Myths

Five Common Myths About Sports Hernias

Sports Hernia Myths

Sometimes it’s easy to tell the difference between medical truths and myths, like when a distant aunt sends you an article about the latest cancer-curing berry found on sale on Amazon for an amazing $19.99. Unfortunately, all myths aren’t as easy to spot.

Sports hernias are already complex injuries, with few common symptoms. Even in the medical world, there are few experts who are skilled at diagnosing and treating inguinal disruptions, making even harder to discern fact from fiction. Information that stems from the internet or even your doctor might seem reasonable at face value, but is wrong. To prevent injuries and help speed along your recovery, let’s dispel five of the most common myths about sports hernias.

1. Sports hernia injuries only happen to professional athletes.

Usually when we hear about sports hernias, it’s because our favorite hockey player or pro athlete is…

Learn From Others About Sports Hernias

Five Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About Sports Hernias

professional athletes and sports herniasEvery day, it seems like there’s new headline about yet another world-class athlete sidelined by injury. Sometimes it’s the usual culprits: an ACL tear or even a concussion. But sometimes it’s something more unexpected: a sports hernia injury.

When considering possible causes, a sports hernia is often at the bottom of the list – or not even considered at all! It can take multiple visits or even specialists to diagnose the injury. Sports hernias can bench an athlete for weeks or even months. That’s why today’s top athletes spend time focusing on the key ways to prevent sports hernia injuries before they happen.

Here are a five things you can learn from the pros:

  1. Athletes are familiar with the importance of a balanced, healthy diet, and they know that maintaining one can help build strength and resilience. But smart athletes…

Active Release Technique for a Sports Hernia

Using Active Release Technique as Sports Hernia Therapy

Active Release Technique as Sports Hernia TherapyIf you’ve been diagnosed with a sports hernia, you’ve likely already had your fair share of uncertainty, whether it was the diagnosis itself or looking at treatment options. There are many approaches to treating a sports hernia, including sports hernia repair surgery followed by traditional physical therapy. A.R.T. is one of those therapy options today.

Sports hernias are by definition a complex injury to treat. A tear in the groin area muscles, often occurring along with injury to the abdominal wall and core muscles, means a sports hernia is a deep soft tissue injury. This makes it difficult to pinpoint and even harder to reach with conventional therapy techniques.

Active Release Technique offers a new way to treat sports hernias. Working in tandem with traditional physical therapy, A.R.T. has the potential to speed up recovery and offer faster relief. This approach…

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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