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Clin J Sport Med. 2018 Jul;28(4):364-369. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000469.

Multidisciplinary Assessment of 100 Athletes With Groin Pain Using the Doha Agreement: High Prevalence of Adductor-Related Groin Pain in Conjunction With Multiple Causes.

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1
Aspetar Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar.
2
La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia.
3
Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
4
Sports Orthopedic Research Center Copenhagen, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Amager and Hvidovre, Denmark.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the prevalence of different causes of groin pain in athletes using the recent Doha consensus classification of terminology and definitions of groin pain in athletes.

DESIGN:

Descriptive epidemiological study.

SETTING:

Multidisciplinary sports groin pain clinic at Aspetar Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar.

PATIENTS:

The clinical records of 100 consecutive athletes with complaints of groin pain who attended the multidisciplinary sports groin pain clinic between January and December 2014 were analyzed.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

The causes of groin pain were categorized according to terminology and definitions agreed upon at the Doha consensus meeting on groin pain classification in athletes. The classification system has 3 main subheadings; defined clinical entities for groin pain (adductor-related, iliopsoas-related, inguinal-related, and pubic-related groin pain), hip-related groin pain, and other causes of groin pain in athletes.

RESULTS:

The majority of athletes were male (98%) soccer players (60%). Multiple causes for groin pain were found in 44% of the athletes. Adductor-related groin pain was the most prevalent defined clinical entity (61% of athletes), and pubic-related groin pain was the least prevalent (4% of athletes).

CONCLUSIONS:

Adductor-related groin pain is the most commonly occurring clinical entity in this athlete population in mainly kicking and change of direction sports and frequently, multiple causes are found.

CLINICAL RELEVANCE:

This is the first study to use the Doha agreement classification system and highlights the prevalence of adductor-related groin pain and that often multiple clinical entities contribute to an athlete's groin pain. Consequently, prevention programs should be implemented with these factors in mind.

PMID:
28654441
DOI:
10.1097/JSM.0000000000000469
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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