10-year results of the Nesovic procedure combined with adductor release for groin pain in 33 competitive athletes.

We present the 10 years results of 33 patients operated on between April 2002 and May 2006 diagnosed with a "sports hernia". The injury was treated with a bilateral abdominal procedure according to Nesovic combined with a bilateral adductor release after unsuccessful conservative treatment of at least 2 months. There were 32 male patients between 18 and 43 years and one female patient aged 25 years with a mean age of 28.8 at time of surgery. All procedures were bilateral. Patients were seen in the postoperative clinic and a questionnaire was collected after 2 years and 10 years. Within 16 weeks, 30 patients (90,9 %) returned to the same or a higher level of sports activities. 10 years after surgery 31 patients (93,9%) remained free of pain. 1 patient has minor pain after training (VAS 0-1) and only 1 patient still experiences pain (VAS ≥ 5) after heavy work. 13 patients (39,3%) are still performing sports today, and 19 of 20 patients (95%, 57% of total cohort) were pain free to the end of their sporting careers. The bilateral Nesovic procedure with bilateral adductor release has a high success rate for the competitive athlete with chronic groin pain. It also is a procedure that gave most athletes suffering from a certain type of groin pain a solution till the end of their sporting careers. PMID: 31315007 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Acta Orthop Belg Source Type: research

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