Sports Hernia and Athletic Pubalgia

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • David R. Diduch
  • L. Michael Brunt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Matt Lyons, L. Michael Brunt
    Pages 1-11
  3. Per Hölmich, Kristian Thorborg
    Pages 13-21
  4. Robert H. Brophy, Heidi Prather
    Pages 23-30
  5. F. Winston Gwathmey Jr., J. W. Thomas Byrd
    Pages 31-54
  6. James M. Scott, James A. Browne
    Pages 67-74
  7. C. Jan Gilmore, David R. Diduch, Meghan V. Handley, John B. Hanks
    Pages 75-85
  8. David A. Rubin
    Pages 87-105
  9. Kelli Frye Pugh, James L. Smuda, David R. Diduch
    Pages 107-121
  10. Demetrius E. Litwin, Lisa Wang, Brian Busconi, Joshua A. Tuck
    Pages 123-131
  11. Hannu Paajanen, Agneta Montgomery
    Pages 143-152
  12. Katherine Graw Lamond, Ulrike Muschaweck, Joachim Conze, John Bright Hanks
    Pages 153-162
  13. Peter S. Vezeridis, Thomas J. Gill IV
    Pages 173-181
  14. Michael B. Gerhardt, Bert R. Mandelbaum, William B. Hutchinson
    Pages 183-187
  15. Timothy F. Tyler, Abigail Ellsworth
    Pages 189-200
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 201-206

About this book


Sports hernias are an increasingly recognized problem in athletics, presenting a challenge for team physicians and other health care providers regarding their diagnosis and management. Confusion is magnified by the various treatment methods that exist, both surgical and non-surgical.

Sports Hernia and Athletic Pubalgia is the first text devoted solely to the topic of sports hernia and will examine its etiology and diagnosis, as well as how to differentiate it from other problems involving the athlete’s hip area and other injuries it often correlates and interacts with, such as femoroacetabular impingement. It covers all current approaches to treatment, from open approaches to minimally invasive approaches, and discusses rehabilitation and return to play. Comprised of contributions from an international array of expert clinicians and thought leaders, this is the immediate authoritative book on the subject of sports hernias.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David R. Diduch
    • 1
  • L. Michael Brunt
    • 2
  1. 1.Alfred R. Shands Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Head Orthopedic Team Physician, Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship ProgramUniversity of Virginia School of MedicineCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Team Surgeon, St. Louis Blues, Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Section of Minimally Invasive SurgeryWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7420-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7421-1
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals