Published: 2019-06-29

Sportsman’s hernia

Ketan Vagholkar, Shivangi Garima, Yash Kripalani, Shantanu Chandrashekhar, Suvarna Vagholkar


Sportsman’s hernia is a complex entity with injuries occurring at different levels in the groin region. Each damaged anatomical structure gives rise to a different set of symptoms and signs making the diagnosis difficult. The apprehension of a hernia is foremost in the mind of the surgeon. Absence of a hernia sac adds to the confusion. Hence awareness of this condition is essential for the general surgeon to avoid misdiagnosis.



Sportsman’s hernia, Gilmore's groin, Athletic pubalgia

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