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Hernia in athletes


Pelvic pain is common in athletes. In this area there are many anatomical structures and patients seek help from various specialists (orthopedists and traumatologists, surgeons, urologists, rheumatologists, and physicians sprotni). In many cases these patients are long-suffering, much research and consultations and represent a serious diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.

Causes of groin pain in athletes can be:


Direct-trauma injury to the genitals, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, bones (fractures avulsionni) and links.


  • -Bursitis
  • -Diseases of the hip: osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis of the femoral head


Held-pain: sacroiliac joints, spine (disc herniation or spondylolisthesis) held pain from urinary tract

Sharper strain: often when players join a game with no or insufficient warm-up (adductor syndrome). In poor treatment can become chronic and difficult to treat problem

Syndrome, or Gilmore Groin Disruption (described in 1980 in the successful healing of English first division three players who could not join in a game many months). Includes tear aponeurosis of external oblique abdominal muscle; conjoned tendon; dehiscence between conjoned tendon and inguinal ligament, rupture of the right lower abdominal muscles and not what is important is inguinal hernia. Diagnosis involves a multidisciplinary approach. Treatment was surgical in refractoriness to standard physiotherapy and rehabilitation program. It consists of a thorough restoration of normal anatomy.


-Inguinal hernia: hernia in the presence of a compelling operational hernioplastika (conventional or laparoscopic).

In all cases, surgery followed by physiotherapy and rehabilitation under the guidance of a specialist. So within six weeks - a game.