Groin pain is a yet challenging diagnostic and management dilemma for the sports clinician. It accounts for approximately 5–18% of all athletic injuries.
pubalgia is not only seen among athletes but can also occur among a wide category of patients. Disorders of pubic symphysis have been poorly understood due to the complexity of the anatomy of this region. After a brief anatomical and biomechanical review,
this article discuss imaging findings of the principal pathological...
. A. Anatomy: Although the groin specifically lacks formal and distinct anatomic boundaries,
for practical purposes it may be considered to be the area of the body that encompasses: - Both inguinal regions - The pubic symphysis - The proximal aspect of the adductor compartment of both thighs. We review fundamental anatomical features that are imperative to accurately interpret imaging findings when assessing groin pains. The anatomy of the groin consists of a complex array of...
Findings and procedure details
I.Procedure details: imaging approach and technique: Assessment of patients referred to us with groin pain relied on a multitechnique approach. 1. Radiographs: Frontal pelvic radiographs is used in the first line.
Although often normal,
radiographic assessment allows evaluation of symphyseal alignment and screening of the hips,
and lower lumbar spine for any disorders,
which if detected,
may initiate more advanced imaging of the relevant region.
Focal osseous lesions of the...
The radiologist plays a pivotal role in the assessment of patients with groin pain and it is entirely appropriate that a multitechnique approach is commonly used. A knowledge of the anatomic framework of the structures present and familiarity with the imaging manifestations allow either an accurate diagnosis to be made or a relevant list of differential diagnoses to be formulated Diagnostic imaging will allow in most cases timely and appropriate treatment in this clinical setting. The...
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