Inguinal disruption is also commonly referred to as sportman’s hernia and is a group name for painful injuries in the groin area which are caused by repetitive strain and strenuous training. It can occur in a significant percentage of high-performing athletes, and can occasionally affect non-athletes.
A sportsman’s hernia is different to a true hernia, and the initial treatment of sportman’s hernia can include physical therapy and rehabilitation programs, sometimes in combination with steroid injections.
“A treatment option for patients not responding to initial therapy is placement of a permanent mesh by minimally invasive procedure,” explained Professor Johan Lange of the department of surgery at the Erasmus University MC. “Such mesh aims to support the damaged tendons and absorbs pressure during physical exercise.”