Surgical treatment of sports hernia: Open mesh approach

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The use of tension-free mesh approaches in the treatment of inguinal hernia has largely supplanted primary tissue repairs over the last 20 years. The advantages of this approach for inguinal hernia repair are less pain, a more rapid return to physical activity, and a lower long-term recurrence rate. For similar reasons, a tension-free mesh approach to repair sports hernia or athletic pubalgia injuries in appropriately selected athletes has resulted in successful outcomes. In this chapter, selection of athletes for surgery, technical aspects of mesh repair including adjunctive procedures, and outcomes of treatment are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSports Hernia and Athletic Pubalgia
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis and Treatment
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781489974211
ISBN (Print)1489974202, 9781489974204
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014


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