Volume 1, 2015
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||07 July 2015|
Groin pain in athletes: a novel diagnostic approach
Hiranandani Orthopaedic Medical Education (HOME), Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital, Hillside Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 20 May 2015
Groin pain in a performing athlete can be very challenging to diagnose and treat. The differential diagnosis includes intra-articular causes, extra-articular causes and non-musculoskeletal causes. A detailed clinical and radiological assessment of groin pain in this group is critical and can identify the underlying pathology. Diagnostic hip block is a valuable tool to differentiate intra-articular causes from extra-articular causes. Hip arthroscopy can help in identifying some of the elusive intra-articular conditions, which were once undiagnosed and therefore, left untreated, resulting in premature ending of competitive careers. This article attempts to explore current thinking on evaluation of groin pain, particularly in young individuals, and to establish a simple protocol for a clinical and diagnostic approach to this difficult problem.
Key words: Groin pain / Athletes / Diagnosis / Femoroacetabular impingement / Hip arthroscopy
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2015
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