Groin Pain Syndrome

A Multidisciplinary Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Raul Zini
  • Piero Volpi
  • Gian Nicola Bisciotti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gian Nicola Bisciotti, Piero Volpi
      Pages 3-11
    3. Umile Giuseppe Longo, Vincenzo Candela, Giuseppe Salvatore, Mauro Ciuffreda, Alessandra Berton, Vincenzo Denaro
      Pages 13-17
    4. Papalia Rocco, Vasta Sebastiano, Torre Guglielmo, Ciuffreda Mauro, Denaro Vincenzo
      Pages 19-23
    5. Alessio Auci
      Pages 25-42
  3. Hip Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Raul Zini, Manlio Panascì
      Pages 45-53
    3. Christoph Gebhart
      Pages 55-59
    4. Nicolas Bonin, Antoine Dangin
      Pages 61-69
    5. Piero Volpi, Raul Zini, Alessandro Quaglia, Manlio Panascì
      Pages 71-78
    6. Raul Zini, Manlio Panascì
      Pages 79-86
  4. Visceral Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Massimo Cecchi
      Pages 95-99
  5. Tendon/Muscle Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Antonio Guglielmi
      Pages 103-107
    3. Gian Luigi Canata, Valentina Casale
      Pages 117-124
    4. Gianni Nanni
      Pages 125-131
  6. Bone Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Gianluca Melegati, Sara Elli
      Pages 135-140
  7. Neurologic Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Giancarlo Barolat
      Pages 143-154
  8. Rehabilitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Ilaria Maria Marchetti, Cristiano Sconza, Stefano Respizzi
      Pages 157-165
    3. Maria Teresa Pereira Ruiz
      Pages 167-172
    4. Simona Cerulli
      Pages 173-178
    5. Rita Guitalti, Maria Teresa Pereira Ruiz
      Pages 179-183
  9. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Raul Zini, Piero Volpi, Gian Nicola Bisciotti
      Pages 187-190

About this book


This book provides accurate descriptions of the injuries responsible for groin pain, which tend to occur in association with particular sports. The approach is multidisciplinary, ensuring that the book will be of broad appeal, and the focus is especially on epidemiology, etiology, and possible treatment options. Throughout, care has been taken to depict the state of the art in this constantly evolving field. A new classification of groin pain syndrome is presented, and the coverage encompasses hip, visceral, tendon/muscle, bone, and neurologic pathology. In addition, guidance is provided in selection of the rehabilitation program that will best meet the patient’s needs, taking into account individual circumstances. 

Groin pain is among the most prevalent lower limb symptoms. The pain may occur immediately after an injury or develop gradually and is often exacerbated by continued use of the injured area. In presenting the latest knowledge on groin pain syndrome and its management, this book will be of value to a range of practitioners, including sports medicine specialists, primary care providers, urologists, orthopedists, and physiatrists. 


Classification of groin pain Biomechanics Inguinal region Femoral acetabular impingement Acetabular labral tear Cartilage pathology Hip pathology Inguinal pathology Tendinopathy Osteitis pubis Pubic symphysis pain Sports hernia Nerve entrapment syndrome Conservative rehabilitation Postsurgical rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • Raul Zini
    • 1
  • Piero Volpi
    • 2
  • Gian Nicola Bisciotti
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryMaria Cecilia Hospital, GVM Care and ResearchCotignola, RavennaItaly
  2. 2.Knee Orthopaedic and Sport TraumatologyHumanitas Research HospitalRozzano, MilanItaly
  3. 3.Kinemove Rehabilitation CenterPontremoli, Massa CarraraItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41623-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41624-3
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