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Jaco
RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin
Dog-Runner,

I too am in my mid 40's, meeting with a surgeon next week in Pennsylvania to discuss options. According to some doctors (like the Sports Osteopath that I met with), it is not uncommon for the injury to return if proper flexibility and core strength are not maintained - probably one of the reasons that Dr. Meyers in Phila often releases the adductors - it reduces strain on the the area. You may want to inquire with Dr. Meyers' office - but he has no European based office that I know.

Another interesting point - and the reason some insurance companies still consider the surgery to be "experimental". There is controversy as to whether those that undergo surgery are helped by the actually sewing of the fascia, muscle to the bone, or if the severly curtailed mobility caused by the operation allows the tears/strains to heal on their own.

I'll ask the surgeon if he has seen any 2nd surgeries to the same injury and I'll report back on April 14.

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