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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or &
Hello, I've been reading posts on this site for some time now and thought I would share my experience to date and possibly get some feedback (I'm currently a pre-surgery patient).

I've had groin pain for almost a year and a half now. I'm a very active person and it's completely changed my life (for the bad). It's absolutely crippled me. I've been to countless doctors, physiotherapists, and ciropractors....I've had multiple ultrasounds, an arthrogram, 2 cortisone shots, and a bone scan....all have come back negative.

I recently visited Dr. Rea Brown in Montreal (I live in Toronto). It took him less than 1 minute to diagnose me with a sports hernia. The solution is surgery. My first reaction was, "Awesome, there's hope that I'll be back to my old self again by summer."

The procedure will be performed as day surgery and i'll only need to be there for 2 nights including a post op the day after. The procedure is done at a private clinic, not at the hospital (Dr. Brown is retired and does this for kicks). I'm not concerned about the cost of the surgery ~$3,000 (my health is worth far more than this).

I know Dr. Brown has performed hundreds of these procedures including on numerous professional atheletes. I'm not too concerned about the mesh vs. other techniques (I've heard nothing but good things about Dr. Brown). He did mention that because my injury is well over 1 year old, there is a chance that I still may have problems because the pain could be permanently written to my brain.

Any thoughts on Dr. Brown's work? How long have others been injured before surgery? Recovery time? Anyone eperience a "phantom limb" phenomena?


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