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Br J Sports Med. 2015 Jun;49(12):768-74. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-094869.

Doha agreement meeting on terminology and definitions in groin pain in athletes.

Author information

1
Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar.
2
Latrobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
3
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland Institute for Sport and Health, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
4
Football Research Group, Department of Medicine and Health, University of Linköping, Linkoping, Sweden.
5
Warwick Medical School, University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK.
6
Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
7
Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
8
Vincera Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
9
Hernia centre Dr. Muschaweck, Munich, Germany.
10
School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
11
Kuopio University Hospital and University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.
12
The Steadman Clinic, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado, USA McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
13
Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar Hernia Center, Clinique du Sport, Merignac, France.
14
Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
15
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
16
Fortius Clinic, Leeds Beckett University, The Wellington Hospital, London, UK.
17
Sports Orthopedic Research Center - Copenhagen (SORC-C), Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Amager-Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
18
Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation & Institute for Sports Science, University of Delaware, Delaware, USA.
19
The Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine & Athletic Trauma @ Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York, USA.
20
SPORTSMED.SA Sports Medicine Clinic, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
21
Department of orthopaedics, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
22
Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar Sports Orthopedic Research Center - Copenhagen (SORC-C), Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Amager-Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Heterogeneous taxonomy of groin injuries in athletes adds confusion to this complicated area.

AIM:

The 'Doha agreement meeting on terminology and definitions in groin pain in athletes' was convened to attempt to resolve this problem. Our aim was to agree on a standard terminology, along with accompanying definitions.

METHODS:

A one-day agreement meeting was held on 4 November 2014. Twenty-four international experts from 14 different countries participated. Systematic reviews were performed to give an up-to-date synthesis of the current evidence on major topics concerning groin pain in athletes. All members participated in a Delphi questionnaire prior to the meeting.

RESULTS:

Unanimous agreement was reached on the following terminology. The classification system has three major subheadings of groin pain in athletes: 1. Defined clinical entities for groin pain: Adductor-related, iliopsoas-related, inguinal-related and pubic-related groin pain. 2. Hip-related groin pain. 3. Other causes of groin pain in athletes. The definitions are included in this paper.

CONCLUSIONS:

The Doha agreement meeting on terminology and definitions in groin pain in athletes reached a consensus on a clinically based taxonomy using three major categories. These definitions and terminology are based on history and physical examination to categorise athletes, making it simple and suitable for both clinical practice and research.

KEYWORDS:

Consensus statement; Evidence-based; Groin; Hip; Injury

PMID:
26031643
PMCID:
PMC4484366
DOI:
10.1136/bjsports-2015-094869
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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