The Journal of Hip Surgery 2018; 02(03): 135-140
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1669428
Special Section Article
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Hip Pain in Athletes: Part 1—How to Work Up, Diagnose, and Manage Core Muscle Injuries (Athletic Pubalgia)

Alexander E. Poor
1   Department of Surgery, Vincera Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
,
Johannes B. Roedl
2   Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
,
Adam C. Zoga
2   Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
,
William C. Meyers
1   Department of Surgery, Vincera Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Publication History

26 December 2017

19 June 2018

Publication Date:
12 September 2018 (online)

Abstract

Lower abdominal and groin injuries are among the most common causes of pain in athletes. Those that involve the skeletal muscles of the core, defined as the entire body from the chest to the midthigh, are called core muscle injuries. In this review, the authors will describe the anatomy and pathophysiology of core muscle injuries in detail, as well as the appropriate work-up and management. Special consideration is given to the important interrelationship between core muscle injuries and intrinsic hip pathology, such as femoroacetabular impingement, and to the drawbacks of treating these injuries with platelet-rich plasma.