Table of Contents

Sports Hernia -Anatomy: What Is a Sports Hernia?.
Epidemiology of Groin Injuries in Athletes.
Differential Diagnosis of Groin Pain in Athletes.
Hip Pathology That Can Cause Groin Pain in Athletes: Diagnosis and Management.
The Role of Femoroacetabular Impingement in the Etiology of Athletic Pubalgia and Sports Hernias.
Hip Dysplasia.
Sports Hernia-History and Physical Examination: Making the Diagnosis with Confidence.
Imaging of Athletic Groin Pain.
The Role of the Team Physician and Athletic Trainer, Including Non-operative Management.
The Open, All-Suture Repair Technique for the Treatment of Athletic Pubalgia.
Surgical Treatment of Sports Hernia: Open Mesh Approach.
Surgical Treatment of Sports Hernia: Laparoscopic Approach.
Surgical Treatment of Sportsman's Groin: The Minimal Repair Technique (Muschaweck Repair).
Sportsman's Groin and the Inguinal Ligament Release Procedure.
Adductor Injuries and the Role of Adductor Tenotomy for Groin Pain in Athletes.
Ancillary Modalities in the Treatment of Athletic Groin Pain: Local Anesthetics, Corticosteroids, and Orthobiologics.
Rehabilitation and Return to Activity Following Sports Hernia Surgery. Sports hernias are an increasingly recognized problem in athletics, presenting a challenge for team physicians and other health care providers regarding their diagnosis and management. Confusion is magnified by the various treatment methods that exist, both surgical and non-surgical. Sports Hernia and Athletic Pubalgia is the first text devoted solely to the topic of sports hernia and will examine its etiology and diagnosis, as well as how to differentiate it from other problems involving the athlete's hip area and other injuries it often correlates and interacts with, such as femoroacetabular impingement. It covers all current approaches to treatment, from open approaches to minimally invasive approaches, and discusses rehabilitation and return to play. Comprised of contributions from an international array of expert clinicians and thought leaders, this is the immediate authoritative book on the subject of sports hernias.