Reply to: "women with sports hernias". I had Bilateral pelvic wall repair and bilateral adducter releases with Dr. Meyers in 2000, this was when he was still at UMass. At that time i believe only a hand full of top performance athletes had undergone this type of surgery. And i believe that i was one of the first females to have it done. I guess I was the ginni pig for the girls with this problem. You are right, it is incredibly difficult to find information on women who have had this surgery. However Dr. Meyers is an amazing Dr. If you contact him directly i'm sure he would be more than willing to supply you with any information on this topic.
I am a former D-1 hockey player. When my injury occured I was in intense pain all the time. I had continued to play through the pain receiving steriod injections and taking lots of pain meds. I finally had to stop when i couldn't walk, sit, or even sleep because i was in too much pain. I had seen countless Dr's who had no idea what was wrong. I had scans after scans after scans and nothing was showing up. Then there was Dr. Meyers. After the exam he was 100% positive I had "athletic Pubalgia" (which actually means athletic groin pain :)) we went ahead with the surgery even though it had never been done on a women. During the surgery he found that all the muscles and tissues connecting to my groin were fraid like a rope and were almost compeletly torn from my pelvic bone.
I would call the overall surgery a success even though i continue to be in some pain to this day. I was able to finish my college hockey career and i am now able to perform every day activities with tolerable pain.
Since my surgery was roughly 5 years ago, i am almost positive that more women have gone through this procedure, and with that i'm sure the procudure itself has been improved.
I truely believe that Dr. Meyers has saved my life.
I highly recemend contacting him with any types of questions or concerns you might have with your own pelvic injuries.