The Management of Sportsman's Groin Hernia in Professional and Amateur Soccer Players

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Verified November 2012 by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
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First received: December 2, 2012
Last updated: December 16, 2012
Last verified: November 2012

The purpose of this study is to compare the surgical treatment for sportsman's hernia in our department to the current literature. Our hypothesis is that combined solution for the two major problems that cause pain in this syndrome - repair the weakness in the posterior wall of the inguinal canal with "tension free" technique (mesh repair) and reducing the muscle strain on the abdominal wall by cutting, partially, the tendon of the external oblique muscle, will shorten the time to return to full physical activity in soccer players.

Sportsman's Groin Hernia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: A Study, Based on Medical Record and Questionnaire, Investigate the Management of Sportsman's Groin Hernia in Professional and Amateur Soccer Players -Results of the Follow-up in Our Department and a Comparison the Medical Literature

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • time to return to full physical activity [ Time Frame: 2 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • pain after the surgery [ Time Frame: 1 week, 2 weeks and 4-6 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 51
Study Start Date: December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

soccer players with groin pain


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Soccer players who reffered to our clinic
  • soccer players diagnosed with sportsman's hernia
  • Failure of conservative treatment
  • Underwent conventional surgery for sportsman's hernia in our department
  • Completed the follow-up in our clinic
  • age : 14-40
  • male and female

Exclusion Criteria:

  • soccer players who were diagnosed of had there surgery in other places
  • soccer players who recover after conservative treatment
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Responsible Party: HaEmek Medical Center, Israel Identifier: NCT01752387     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMC-0133-12
Study First Received: December 2, 2012
Last Updated: December 16, 2012
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical processed this record on October 23, 2014