Journal article

Athletic groin pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of surgical versus physical therapy rehabilitation outcomes

E King, J Ward, L Small, E Falvey, A Franklyn-Miller

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Athletic groin pain (AGP) is an encompassing term for the multitude of chronic conditions presenting as pain in the inguinal region. The purpose of this review was to compare the return to play rates (RTPrate) and return to play times (RTPtime) between surgical and rehabilitation interventions in the treatment of AGP. METHODS: A systematic review of English language peer review journals was carried out between 1980 to June 2013 using PubMed, Embase, CINHAL and Google Scholar searching for all papers relating to AGP (and its various pseudonyms) and all surgical and rehabilitative interventions which reported RTPrate and/or RTPtime. AGP literature has been subdivided by many eponym..

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