I have zero medical credentials.
If someone breaks an arm or playing soccer, the nature of the problem is typically pretty clear, I think. The doctor may operate on it, set it, etc. Many types of breaks (an ancient problem since before the greeks and romans) mend themselves to be as strong as the original bone, or maybe even stronger.
But sports hernia injuries are still little understood, the cause is often unknown. Even Dr. Meyers paper doesn't pretend to fully understand it. Many insurance companies won't even cover sports hernia surgery. Many doctors express reservations about addressing the problem with surgery. Others say surgery is the answer. Some surgeons say mesh is by far the best way. Other surgeons disagree of course.
But my main question again is, if each of us here at LetsRun doesn't know exactly what moves of ours in soccer or basketball or hockey caused our injury, then how can we expect not to get them again
if we resume a competitive level of participation in our sport after surgery?
Here's an example of the article you wanted to see:http://thebulletin.us/articles/2009/05/18/sports/doc4a10cc7d31932965317992.txt
To me it's not good news. But burying one's head in the sand makes a bad situation worse in the long run.
Again, I have zero medical credentials. I'm merely making a conjecture here. I'm looking for some other evidence that would convince me of the opposite. I'm looking for some compelling reasoning that would compel my mind to think otherwise.