Imaging of Orthopedic Sports Injuries

Part of the series Medical Radiology pp 235-263

Pelvis, Hip and Groin

  • Wayne GibbonAffiliated with
  • , Ernest SchildersAffiliated with

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15.14 Conclusion

Medical imaging has an extremely valuable role in the differentiation between the wide range of potential causes of hip and groin pain in athletes. Without such differentiation effective treatment is difficult to achieve especially where considering overuse injuries which may even be exacerbated by treatment based on diagnostic inaccuracy.

Understanding the anatomy of the anterior pubic soft tissues allows correlation with MR imaging pathoanatomical appearances and therefore a better understanding of the pathomechanism of groin pain in athletes on which to base subsequent treatment.