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

I'm 7 weeks out from bilateral laparoscopic/mesh repair for SH that I endured for 2.5 years. Surgical findings found significant tearing of the transversalis fascia on both sides.

I would just like to reiterate that most recoveries from this surgery have their ups-and-downs. Most studies don't report on the idiosyncracies that the patients went through prior to their various follow-up points. At first, I got pretty depressed after reading many published articles reporting 100% recovery by 3-6 weeks. However, you are correct that most studies include an ideal population who are also likely to minimize sxs (professional athletes with sxs for only 3 months).

Barring individual differences, my surgeon said that on AVERAGE healing after surgery reaches 60% by 8 weeks post-op and reaches 90% at 12 months. This offers reassurance, however, who knows if this really means anything.

Were there any particular rehab exercises that were helpful, were painful, or were painful at first but now are helpful? I'm currently able to get through typical core exercises, but the next day am finding soreness and tightening mostly in my hammies, adductors, and lower back...Any advice?

Lastly, of note, I had si joint instability and iliopsoas pain that developed secondary to the SH. After two weeks using the "sacrowedgy" (google it) and a foam roller, I'd say my si joint and iliopsoas are 70-80% improved. Just an idea for anyone with these additional symptoms.


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