Journal article

The Anatomy of the Pubic Region Revisited Implications for the Pathogenesis and Clinical Management of Chronic Groin Pain in Athletes

Brett A Robertson, Priscilla J Barker, Marius Fahrer, Anthony G Schache

SPORTS MEDICINE | ADIS INT LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

Chronic groin pain is a common complaint for athletes participating in sports that involve repetitive sprinting, kicking or twisting movements, such as Australian Rules football, soccer and ice hockey. It is frequently a multifactorial condition that presents a considerable challenge for the treating sports medicine practitioner. To better understand the pathogenesis of chronic groin pain in athletes, a precise anatomical knowledge of the pubic symphysis and surrounding soft tissues is required. Several alternative descriptions of pubic region structures have been proposed. Traditionally, chronic groin pain in athletes has been described in terms of discrete pathology requiring specific inte..

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