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Aust J Sci Med Sport. 1995 Sep;27(3):76-9.

The diagnosis of chronic groin pain in athletes: a review of 189 cases.

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SportsCare, Adelaide, Australia.


The case-notes of 189 athletes with chronic groin pain were reviewed to determine the prevalence of the underlying conditions. Diagnoses were determined following a review of their history, clinical examination, local anaesthetic infiltration, radiological investigation, surgical exploration and clinical progress. The most common pathology found was an incipient hernia (50% of cases). Twenty-seven percent were found to have multiple pathologies. An approach to the differential diagnosis and radiological investigation of athletes with chronic groin pain is suggested.

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