ABOUT THIS BOOK
· First book of its kind to deal specifically with sports hernia and
· Focuses on assessment and current approaches to treatment of sports hernia, including differentiation from other hip injuries
· Includes an international cast of contributors considered experts in their fields
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.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Athletic injury - hip - Athletic pubalgia - Groin pain - Groin pull - Sports hernia
Related subjects » Medicine - Orthopedics
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.- Rehabilitation and Return to Activity Following Sports Hernia Surgery.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
David R. Diduch, MD, MS, Alfred R. Shands Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Head Orthopedic Team Physician, Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA.
L. Michael Brunt, MD, Team Surgeon, St. Louis Blues, Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA.