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Phys Ther Sport. 2010 Aug;11(3):99-103. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2010.06.006. Epub 2010 Jul 24.

Short and mid-term results of a comprehensive treatment program for longstanding adductor-related groin pain in athletes: a case series.

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The Hague Medical Centre (MCH), Department of Sports Medicine, Burg Banninglaan 1, 2262 BA, Leidschendam, The Netherlands. a.weir@mchaaglanden.nl

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  • Phys Ther Sport. 2011 Feb;12(1):49.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate short and mid-term results of active physical therapy in athletes with longstanding groin pain.

DESIGN:

Case series.

SETTING:

Primary care physical therapy practice.

PARTICIPANTS:

A total of 44 athletes suffering longstanding adductor-related groin pain.

INTERVENTION:

A combination of passive (joint mobilization) and active (exercises) physical therapy interventions.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS:

Return to (the same level of) sports, restriction in sports, and recurrence.

RESULTS:

Directly after treatment, return to the same level and type of sport was successful in 38 athletes (86%), and without symptoms in 34 athletes (77%). At 6.5-51 months follow up, 10/38 (26%) of those that returned to sports had experienced a relapse; 22 (50%) athletes were able to participate in sports without any restrictions at the mid-term follow-up.

CONCLUSIONS:

For athletes with longstanding groin pain, short term results of physical therapy seem positive, whereas mid-term results are moderately positive. The risk for recurrence is high.

PMID:
20673858
DOI:
10.1016/j.ptsp.2010.06.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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