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Gilmoreā€™s Groin (Groin Disruption)

The syndrome was first recognised in 1980, following the successful treatment of three professional footballers who had been unable to play for many months because of undiagnosed injuries of the groin. Although some people refer to it as a Sportmen’s Hernia there is no true hernia present. Groin disruption (Gilmore’s Groin) is a severe musculo-tendinous injury of the groin, which can be successfully treated by the surgical restoration of normal anatomy.

Read more about Gilmore's Groin and the Operation.

Pathology

The pathology of groin disruption found at operation is varied, however, the main features include: 

  • torn external oblique aponeurosis
  • torn conjoined tendon
  • conjoined tendon torn from pubic tubercle
  • dehiscence between conjoined tendon and inguinal ligament

Between 1980 and 2012 over 8,100 cases have been referred for assessment and treatment with over 4,600 operations undertaken. Attached is a breakdown by sport and activity.


Rugby

 

Presentations from The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic symposium "Sporting Groin, Hips and Hamstrings – Going for Gold" – 13 September 2012

Presentations from The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic symposium "The Sportsman’s Groin Updated: Latest in Medical and Surgical Management" – 15 September 2011

Presentations from The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic symposium "Controversies in Hernia Repair" 16 June 2011

 

Presentations from The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic Symposium "Groin pain in sportsmen: An overview and current controversies" 16 September 2010

Presentations from The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic Symposium  "Groin Disruption Rapid or Reliable Return to Sport" 24 September 2009

 

 

 

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