Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2011; 15(1): 014-026
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1271956
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Imaging in the Assessment and Management of Athletic Pubalgia

Philip Robinson1 , Vineet Bhat1 , Bryan English2
  • 1Department of Radiology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 2Chelsea Football Club, London, United Kingdom
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Publication Date:
17 February 2011 (online)


This article reviews the clinical, anatomical, and biomechanical basis of pubalgia and relates it to the potential imaging findings and subsequent management. Although the magnetic resonance imaging features typically seen in symptomatic athletes are emphasized, this condition remains a complex clinical problem, and treatment addressing the functional rehabilitation of the entire region is highlighted.


Philip Robinson, F.R.C.R. 

Musculoskeletal Centre, X-Ray Department

Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds LS7 4SA, UK