Pelvis and Groin
Athletic injury to the pelvis and groin is often difficult to accurately diagnose clinically due to the complex anatomy of the region and frequent coexisting pathology. Injury can occur in both acute and chronic settings with different imaging modalities suitable depending on the particular clinical question. Acute injury in this age group mainly involves apophyseal avulsion as this is the weakest point within the muscle bone interface. Chronic injury includes apophysitis, athletic pubalgia, tendinopathy, bursitis and stress fractures. Other rarer diagnoses such as groin hernias should also be considered as a potential source for patient symptoms. Imaging mainly involves the use of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging although plain radiography, computed tomography and nuclear medicine studies all have specific roles.
KeywordsPelvic Fracture Pubic Symphysis Groin Pain Femoral Hernia Groin Hernia
The authors would like to thank Dr L.M. White and Dr M. Blacksin for their image contribution.
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