Problems with the hip joint, and athletic pubalgia are related

GLSNYRecently, findings at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, suggested that problems with the hip joint, and athletic pubalgia are related. The investigators looked retrospectively at the MRIs and CTs of patients who had undergone “Sports Hernia Repair,” and found a high degree (86%) of these people also had findings on the scans of hip joint pathology (femoroacetabular impingement). This study is not surprising to those of us who do Sports Hernia Repair, as we are often seeing these patients with Orthopedic Surgeons who specialize in hip pathology, and both syndromes often times exist simultaneously.

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