Send to

Choose Destination
J Natl Med Assoc. Summer 2014;106(1):69-72. doi: 10.1016/S0027-9684(15)30072-9.

Laparoscopic Repair of Sportman's Hernia - The Trinidad Experience.


Sportman's hernia: (Athletic pubalgia) is an uncommon and poorly understood condition afflicting athletic individuals. Sufferers complain of chronic groin pain and often present diagnostic dilemmas to physicians and physiotherapists. We present a series of cases illustrating the varying presentations of sportman's hernia and diagnostic approaches that can be utilized to exclude common differentials. We also describe laparoscopic mesh repair as an effective treatment option for this condition.


Athletic pubalgia; Sportman’s hernia; laparoscopic; mesh repair

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center