Explosive Moves-Friend or Foe
I recently watched the footage of the Darrelle Revis injury, and I was struck by the force he generated in the change of direction, and the consequent ACL tear he suffered. I spoke with the Orthopedic Surgeon who takes care of the Jets, and we were comparing the Sports Hernia injury to the ACL. Most ACL injuries are fairly dramatic in nature, because the twist and torque generated causes an acute rupture. The Sports Hernia, which comprises the Athletic Pubalgia injury along with the Gilmore’s Groin injury, is usually much more insidious in onset. Most of my patients don’t have that specific traumatic moment, but rather a slow but sure onset of pain lateral to the rectus, down to the pubic bone, and sometimes down into the groin. The difference, I believe is in the nature of the injuries, and in the fact that the Sports Hernia problem involves multiple structures rather than a single ligament.