Radiofrequency denervation of the inguinal ligament

Radiofrequency denervation of the inguinal ligament for the treatment of “Sportsman’s Hernia:” a pilot study, by Jules Comin, et al., appeared in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, on September 5, 2012. This is an extremely interesting article for many reasons. One, which is presented by the paper itself, is: can we treat the pain from athletic pubalgia without treating the underlying mechanical issue? Another is: should we denervate the area to solve the pain syndrome? Although few conclusions can be made at this time, viewing the chronic groin pain problem from multiple vantage points can only help with its understanding and treatment. I applaud the novel approach Comin and his team have taken.

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